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Little-Known Tips for Making Your Slides
as Great as Your Speech

Ellen FinkelsteinGuest Expert:

Ellen Finkelstein
(About Ellen)

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The Program:

Even if you’ve been creating PowerPoint or Keynote slides for decades, you may not have been creating good ones. Most speakers have never taken a course on how to design effective slides — they just opened PowerPoint (or Keynote) and began inserting their bullet points and clip art. Ugh!

Few things turn off an audience quicker than poorly designed slides. And really, there’s no excuse to be uninformed about simple, clear slide design. But you’re not a designer — you’re a speaker. However, if you create your own slides, you are also a designer, albeit probably one who could use some tips for improving slide design.

Help is on its way! Learn from a PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional, a Microsoft award). You’ll see how she transformed boring slides (even some from professional speakers) to effective ones. She’ll share some simple effective design tips and show you some cool little tips that will help your slides sing.

In this webinar, you’ll see how you can use slides to complement what you say, rather than compete.

You will learn:

  • Common ways speakers’ slides turn their audience against them
  • How to find the right graphics to help your audience understand and remember what you say
  • Tricks for formatting images that give them a designer touch
  • Easy finishing touches that make your slides look professional
  • The power to invoke emotion from your audience

More about our guest expert:

Ellen Finkelstein is a PowerPoint MVP (Most Valuable Professional, a Microsoft award), one of only 11 in the United States and 36 in the world. Her website offers many PowerPoint tips, a blog, and the free PowerPoint Tips Newsletter. She specializes in training speakers and presenters to convert death by PowerPoint to life by PowerPoint, communicate clearly and powerfully, and design high-impact, persuasive and professional-looking slides.

She is an Amazon bestselling author. Some of her books and e-books are PowerPoint for Teachers: Dynamic Presentations and Interactive Classroom Projects, How to Do Everything with PowerPoint 2007 (and three earlier editions), Slide Design for Non-Designers, 101 Tips Every PowerPoint User Should Know, The Lost Art of Persuasion, and others. She has written numerous articles on presenting and PowerPoint for Microsoft’s website and blog, Inside PowerPoint, SlideShare.net, PresentationXpert, Presentations magazine, and more.

Ellen has done training for Citrix, Brainshark, Microsoft, Pennsylvania State Education Association, Maharishi University of Management, State University of New York at Buffalo, State University of Illinois, Vastu Homes, and others. She does on-site training, 1-on-1 virtual coaching/training, and live workshops.


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