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5 HUGE Digital Marketing Trends For Event Presenters

Jun 12 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

That’s a huge ‘HUGE’ because it has been noted that while the technological industry is absolutely booming as it is consistently coming up with new applications and features, the event industry is struggling to keep up with that pace, and the only tech-y stuff organizers are really comfortable with includes Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. So, here are five digital marketing trends that event presenters could use efficiently in order to enhance their marketing strategies:

1. ‘Mobilegeddon’

Owing to the fact that 60% of online traffic is due to mobile devices, Google altered its algorithm to favor mobile-friendly websites. This implies that if you’re not aware of this alteration, you might lose your chances of coming up on the first page of Google’s results. Don’t fret, though, because if you avoid the following factors, you’ll still be competing for the trophy:

  • Tiny links and buttons
  • Text that’s hard to read and decipher
  • Requirement of Horizontal Scrolling
  • Unsupported plug-ins

Google Webmaster” has a tool named “Mobile-Friendly Test” and it will tell you just how mobile-friendly your website is.

2. New News Feed Algorithm

Let’s start with a fun fact – if you say that title five times, it starts sounding funny.

And now that you have a big grin on your face, I’ll enlighten you about Facebook’s News Feed Algorithm update, which is less of something new and more of going back to the beginning. Facebook has (again) started prioritizing posts of relatives and friends over those of liked pages, and so you might be required to actually pay a decent sum if you don’t want your posts to be lost amongst relationship status updates and vacation diaries.

3. Re-tweet Comment

Of course, you already know what I’m talking about when you hear the word ‘tweet’! And you are well aware of the frustration that accompanied you whenever you thought of quoting someone else’s tweet – the copy-pasting, trying to squeeze your own comments, giving them the tweet credit all in 140 characters. Not happening, Twitter, not happening. So, Twitter finally made it happen when it introduced the “re-tweet with comment” option where you can quote somebody’s tweet and also add 116 characters to the same. This lets you keep a track of how effectively your advertising is working, and also interact with your followers better.

4. Watch where you are going

Because Apple is definitely in your way! Stupid pun, but a very important trend that you can use to your advantage is the launch of Apple Watch. If we are to trust statistics, around 50 million people will be using the Watch by 2016. So, if you don’t want to stay behind the time (yay for the pun, again), you might as well come up with innovative ways to incorporate the usage of Apple Watch in your events so that you come off as a tech-savvy event presenter and impress all your attendees.

5. LinkedIn’s Pulse

For all those who think it is very difficult to drive people to your blog through LinkedIn, here’s a smart solution – bring your blog to LinkedIn. With Pulse, you can blog right on LinkedIn and the posts will be categorized to provide users with feeds that will be relevant to their niches. At the same time, one must ensure that the posts on Pulse should have the professional edge that lies in LinkedIn’s innate nature.

While these may be the few trends that might prove to be of utmost importance to event organizers for event promotion, it will always do good if you keep a persistent eye on whatever is new in the tech market because these industries walk hand-in-hand to provide users with the best products and services.

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Pointers For Using PowerPoint Presentations Properly

Jun 11 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

If ever there was a tool that could add so much to your public speaking, yet can also be the biggest downfall for a public speaker, then PowerPoint is that tool. Debate has been raging whether you should use PowerPoint presentations or not in your speech – some speakers swear by this program, whilst others won’t go near it.

Personally, I like to use PowerPoint presentations in my speeches as I believe that it adds value to my speech. However, I do understand the reasoning behind why you shouldn’t use PowerPoint displays. If they are done correctly, they can turn a low-quality amateur speech into a high-quality professional one. However, if used incorrectly, the consequences are catastrophic.

Therefore, I have compiled five simple pointers on how to improve your PowerPoint presentations. I have tried to ignore the obvious ones i.e. make sure that the text on your PowerPoint is big enough so everyone in the audience can read it, and give you pointers that I find some public speakers are doing incorrectly.

Point 1 – Talk to Your Audience, Not to the PowerPoint

If you are continually looking at your PowerPoint when you are speaking publicly, you are not going to connect with your audience. Generally speaking, when you are using a PowerPoint, it is displayed behind you. Therefore, if you are talking to your PowerPoint, then you are going to have your back to the audience. Your audience will very quickly get bored of looking at the back of your head! Also your voice is not being directed at your audience, therefore it will be harder to hear. So if you want to deliver an effective speech, remember to talk to your audience, not to the wall.

Point 2 – Don’t Read from your PowerPoint/Don’t Let the Audience Read from your PowerPoint

Your PowerPoint should not contain chunks of text on it, which are the exact same words that you are presenting in your speech. Your PowerPoint should contain dot points, pictures, diagrams, charts or other visual representations. Your audience came to hear you deliver a speech, not read large chunks of text off a wall. Consider your PowerPoint to be the notes that your audience would write down, not the textbook that they would read.

Point 3 – Don’t Let Your Power Point Distract Your Audience to a Point that they are not Listening to You

If there is too much happening in your PowerPoint, then your audience’s attention is going to be distracted, therefore they will not be focusing on you and your message. That is why I recommend that you only use pictures and not movies during your public speech. Also, try and leave the picture/slide on the screen for a bare minimum of 60 seconds average.

Point 4 – Don’t Use Sound Effects

There is no point having all these crashes for each slide transition and a whoosh every time a paragraph comes on screen. It is just too complicated and pointless. Now I have no problems if, during your public speech, you do a couple of sound effects to get the audiences attention i.e. sound of the cash register just before you talk about money, but don’t overdo it. Try to limit your sound effects to no more than ten per speech, regardless of length.

Point 5 – Don’t Rely On Your PowerPoint So Much That You Cannot Deliver Your Speech Without It

Technology has a habit of not working when you need it to work! Regardless of whether you have a multi-million dollar technology budget or not, you cannot rely on technology! Therefore, there is no excuse for you to not to be able to deliver your speech if technology fails you. You should be able to effectively explain all of your visuals during your speech.

If you are uncertain whether you should include something in your speech or not, always remember the KISS theory – Keep It Short and Sweet or Keep It Simple Stupid. Remember that your PowerPoint is an aide, but not essential to your speech. The message that you are trying to convey in your public speaking should come from you, not your PowerPoint.

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Creative Birthday Presents in a Gift of Good Taste and Style

Jun 10 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Edible delights creative birthday presents are works of art with good taste. The classic creative baskets have been delivering good thoughts to friends and families through the years, as the warmth and magic of birthday wishes keep friendships alive and well.

Creative birthday presents in tasty birthday gift baskets are reminders of how special these friendships are. Edible delights in birthday gift boxes and creative baskets let you send your best to people of all ages:

  • The gourmet specialty goodies in the Happy Birthday gift box are for the friends who enjoy sweet and savory treats.
  • Give the Happy Birthday college care packages to the student who is away from home. Let them have their birthday celebration with their friends, edible delights, silly string and musical candles.
  • Say Happy Birthday to a boy or girl at their party with treats of all sorts. Your gift will be the hit.

Creative birthday presents can be any number of the classic creative baskets. Gourmet baskets have a variety of sweet and savory delights of delectable tastes:

  • Book Lovers gift basket for the birthday book worm. This lovely gift can be given with gift cards and come with delectable edible delight perfect for curling up in an easy chair for a relaxing day.
  • The Gourmet Choice creative basket is a special treat for any occasion and birthdays are no exception. Say happy birthday with style.
  • Sweet N Treats for the sweet loving person you know or the sugar free creative baskets are lovely gifts to give any friend.

Creative birthday presents are themed gift baskets in a variety of flavors and tastes. Snack baskets entertains us with movie gift baskets, snack attacks, office bytes, classic globe gift boxes and creative baskets for special gifts for friend or family members.

Sports gift baskets sends your favorite sports fan a birthday wish in football, all stars, fishing creels, and golf gift baskets. Your birthday friends can enjoy the edible delights, while being entertained with fishing or golfing wisdom.

Cheese and crackers gift baskets send a savory message of delicious tastes with savory food gifts. The classic creative food gift boxes are an all time favorite for many birthday boys.

The delectable creative birthday presents with incredible edible delights for your friends and family birthdays are loaded with fun, warmth and friendship. Send your friendly birthday wishes today!

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Present Parents: How Our Kids’ Ability to Be Present Can Help Our Marriages

Jun 08 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Children live in the now. A truism, right? Obvious to parents and anyone else who clocks a chunk of time with kids, especially wee ones.

After spending more daytime hours with my daughter, S, recently than I usually do in the workweek, I’ve been reminded of that truth yet again.

I’ve also been thinking about the ways in which my 3-year old’s immediacy about pretty much everything–”Mommy, look at that butterfly!” “Mommy, I have an owee on my foot,” “Mommy, I want a snack!”–is a gift to me and my relationship with my wife, J.

My daughter’s present-presence has invited me, during work hours no less, to let go of familiar distractions–like writing this post, like attending to client emails–and just sit on the floor and do puzzles with her, join her in impersonating Buzz Lightyear (“To infinity and beyond!”), watch her proudly, as she insists that I”don’t touch” the sand-cake she’s pouring onto a plate in our backyard.

Don’t get me wrong, I remain aware of the tug of other responsibilities, still know my to-do list hovers at the back of my brain. Yet every time I’m with S, I not only notice her ability to live in the right now, but believe it’s my responsibility–to her, me, our family–to meet her where she is.

What does any of this have to do with my relationship with J? To be honest, it’s taken me close to 3 years as a mom to realize that, if my child’s natural aptitude for living in the moment–a talent many of us lose with time–is a boon to my being more present to her and myself, it’s also a gift to my marriage…if I choose to make it so.

Obvious, right? Right! Easy, right? Um, maybe. After spending hours “in the present” with my daughter on Friday, she succumbed to a nap. What did I do with that precious downtime? Naturally, I checked my email. And found this message from the wife:

“My sibs are throwing a birthday party for my sister next month and none of them has seen S in a year, so how about we head to Texas for a few days?”

Having basked in the glow of living in the present for hours-nay, days-how did I respond?

“Grumble, grumble; my mom will have just left after visiting us for two weeks; I have to be on a plane the following week; I’ve missed a lot of work lately; plane tickets are expensive; yada, yada, yada!” (Never mind that I’d just told J we have tons of frequent flyer miles banked or that I actually love spending time with her family!)

Granted, there’s a difference between being in the moment playing with my daughter, and being present to J when she’s inquiring about doing something in a few weeks.

Still, I’m convinced I could have used the gift of my daughter’s “nowness” to serve my relationship better and, specifically, to respect what I knew was my spouse’s excitement at the possibility of seeing family, of watching S with her grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins at an all-too-rare reunion!

Here’s what I wish I’d said:

“Honey, I hear this is important to you and I’m going to do my best to try to make it happen.” Ah, the wonders of 20-20 hindsight.

The good news is, I might have forgotten how to stay present when I first responded to J’s email, but I’m not forgetting now. Which is why I’m going to send her this post, before I post it for you.;-)

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Presentations – One Antidote to PowerPoint Poisoning – The UR Rule

Jun 06 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

PowerPoint poisoning is rampant in presentations today. Busy, overdone, hard-to-read visuals with questionable value is so commonplace that many speakers and their audiences have become complacent, just accepting the less than idea status quo. Yet there is an antidote to PowerPoint Poisoning. Here is one great solution: Apply the “UR” Rule.

A great strategy is: Apply the UR Rule. If every presenter applied the UR rule to every slide, he or she would find that (a) they could probably get rid of about half their planned slides, and (b) the slides that were left would be purposeful, clear and easy to read. What is the “UR” rule? The letters stand for “Understand” and “Remember.” Ask yourself: “Does this visual help my audience Understand or Remember anything?” That’s the primary purpose a visual should serve. Otherwise, what good is it?

Seriously. Why else would you have visuals? If they’re cute, or clever, or creative, or have sound effects or flying graphics, you might have a good “slide show” on your hands. (Remember 35 mm slides and how you moaned when the in-laws wanted you to watch the slide show of their Mount Rushmore vacation?) But what do you want to accomplish with your presentation? Do you want to entertain with creative graphics? Or would you rather get a point across or explain a status or influence the group’s decision? Given that, indeed, most presentations have that kind of objective, then how can your slides help you serve that function? If, and only if, they pass the “UR” Rule.

 So which of the following slide content would satisfy the “UR” Rule?

1. Some clip art of a computer screen when the speaker is talking about computer technology

2. A “wall of words,” so crammed full of verbiage, the audience can’t read it

3. A list of bullet points that are long, complete sentences forcing the audience to read through it all instead of just grasping it

4. A graph with all axes labeled and explained, several lines intersecting it, and lots of background copy explaining all the points

5. Simply the words: “Tips for PowerPoint”

The correct answer is… none of them. Slides that are too busy or complex in any way invariably mean that the audience either can’t read them or else have to take a lot of time to read and comprehend them (which means, by the way, they’re not listening to the speaker). Certainly this is not going to help them understand or remember any points. A slide with a cute graphic on it, say an hourglass when the speaker makes a reference to time, contributes in no way to the understanding of the message. A slide that just has a “title” on it (“The Advantage,” or “Thank you,” or “Questions”) doesn’t help the audience remember or understand a darn thing. Even transition slides, “Step Two,” don’t satisfy the UR rule. You don’t need a visual to make transitions — you can be the transition. 
 
So ask the UR question for every slide you think you want to use. Make your goal to reduce both the number of slides and the amount of content on each slide. And appreciate the value of a black slide inserted from time to time to let the focus be on you instead of the visuals. If you can apply the UR rule, you’re so much farther along in your goal to have your visuals support and enhance your presentation instead of detracting from it.

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Ballet Christmas Presents – Start Your Shopping List Now!

Jun 06 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

For those who have ballerinas and men in ballet in their lives, there are ideas for ballet Christmas presents that go beyond new leotards, books and movies. Though, I am sure those items would be well received, the following shopping tips may help you choose (or ask for) a slightly different but relevant holiday dance gift.

- a book about reflexology for muscle relaxation

- a book about trigger point therapy for muscle conditioning

- a book about foot massage for those pointe shoe aching feet

- a DVD on high intensity weight training for men in ballet

- a book about guided imagery in dance training, for a ballet teacher

- a book about healthy eating for dancers – for the cook in your house!

- a better television on which to enjoy ballet films!

- a home ballet barre for the serious ballet dancer in your family

- ballet class music to help practicing at home

- scrap-booking kits and supplies for the busy ballet (grand)mom or (grand)dad (or sibling)

- a digital video camera for the budding choreographer in your life

- a whirlpool type of foot bath for foot and soul (okay, lousy pun!) relaxation

- a beautiful journal for the dancer who loves to write

- an exquisite dance calendar for the new year

- a subscription to a dance magazine

- a compact daily calendar for the busy dance student/teacher/pianist/parent

- relaxation music for unwinding

- any electronic gadget or software for time management (for homework even)

- bath salts or aromatherapy for muscle recovery (throw in some beautifully scented non-polluting candles)

- decorative ballet art posters for inspiration

Start looking for deals, and combine a couple of Christmas presents with routine purchases to save on shipping, or whatever ‘buy more’ discount your on line shopping site is offering.

It may seem early to write about ballet Christmas presents, but the pumpkins are out and in a wink we will see Christmas decorations! Happy shopping!

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Overcoming Fear When Doing A Presentation Part 2

Jun 04 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Fear

Naming your fearful thoughts

In many primitive societies, there is a naming myth. It revolves around the belief that if you call a demon by its name, it can no longer hurt you. Perhaps this is a metaphor for the power of language, or just a useful problem solving technique.

One way of getting “outside” of your fears and seeing them with perspective is the process of having a name for them. A good name helps de-mystify the process.

“Perseveration”

Perseveration is an uncontrolled repetition of a behavior, such as fearful thoughts, long after the reason for the thoughts has vanished. It is a natural process which repeats old behavior long after the reason for it has ceased.

Next time you find your mind fearfully looping over and over again, disengage from the process by reminding yourself, “I’m just perseverating again.” You are merely engaged in a thoughtless nervous process. Claim your power.

Authenticity

When we let down the facade to reveal who we truly are, we are more interesting and persuasive. No longer is the audience’s “phony” radar activated. Seeing a natural and vulnerable presenter, audiences are more forgiving and receptive.

How can you be more authentic?

Divert a small rivulet of energy away from attempting to satisfy the “powerful others,” and focus on speaking from your natural, vulnerable self. With time the false self melts away and you find numerous ways to be more genuine and interesting.

Authenticity elicits buy in.

From your true self you speak unhindered – - unfiltered. This spontaneity is invigorating and infectious. Energized and unfettered, you can naturally incorporate the ease, grace and wit you enjoy with your closest friends. The energy required to fulfill perceived expectations is now yours to use. You uncover your individual style.

Individual style

Individual style is authentic. Your individual style flows out of your personality, that quirky amalgam of choice and chance.

Your presentations, when suffused with your natural expression, are enlivened by your personality.

How do I uncover and develop my individual style?

The key is AWARENESS.

To develop your awareness we employ:

- Instructor feedback and coaching

- Feedback from your audience (your peers)

- Self-evaluation based on your experience presenting

(immediately following a presentation)

- Self-evaluation based on watching a videotape of your

presentations

- Targeted exercises

VISUALIZATION EXERCISE

Take a couple of long moments now to see yourself presenting. Imagine giving the EXACT kind of presentation you want – however that looks to you. If you want to try some gestures during this part of the visualization, you will gain an even deeper kinesthetic preparation.

When you are done imagining yourself delivering your presentation, hear in your mind’s ear the enthusiastic applause of your audience. See faces that are pleased, moved and touched by what you’ve done.

For as long as possible, keep experiencing that feeling of triumphal success. Perhaps you will imagine shaking hands with people as they congratulate you. As you notice that they seem to want more, allow yourself to wallow in the audience’s warmth.

Repeat this process as many times as possible. Use the fearful feelings and thoughts to trigger your memory to visualize yet again.

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Improper PowerPoint Presentation Results in a $300,000 Verdict Being Thrown Out

Jun 03 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

The Appellate Division recently vacated a $300,000 jury award in a personal injury lawsuit due to plaintiff’s counsel’s improper use of a PowerPoint presentation during his closing argument. In this matter, Anthony Romano filed a lawsuit against Michael Stubbs in connection with an altercation which occurred in the Bergen County Courthouse on February 23, 2006.

On that date, Stubbs was in court for a hearing in connection with a domestic violence complaint filed by his wife and a determination as to whether a temporary restraining order should be made permanent. While in court, an officer approached Stubbs and told him that a warrant had been issued for his arrest due to his alleged violation earlier in the day of the temporary restraining order. Romano, who was an officer in the courtroom, assisted in arresting Romano after he resisted arrest. During the altercation, Stubbs fell on top of Romano forcing Stubb’s elbow into the ground. Stubbs ultimately pled guilty to a petty disorderly persons offense for this altercation.

Romano alleged that as a result of this incident he sustained an injury to the ulnar nerve in his elbow which required surgery. Additionally, Romano claimed that he injured his neck warranting a spinal fusion. Romano in turn filed a negligence lawsuit against Stubbs.

At issue in this case was plaintiff’s counsel’s use of a PowerPoint presentation during his closing argument. During the recess between defense counsel’s closing argument and the start of plaintiff’s counsel’s closing argument, it was disclosed for the first time that plaintiff intended to use a PowerPoint presentation during closing. Defense counsel objected to plaintiff’s counsel utilizing the PowerPoint presentation at that point. The trial judge permitted the use of the PowerPoint presentation finding that plaintiff’s counsel would not be projecting anything he would not say in his argument.

During his closing argument, plaintiff’s counsel utilized the PowerPoint presentation to support his argument that Stubbs decision to proceed to trial reflected a bad character and his refusal to accept responsibility for the happening of the incident. Additionally, plaintiff’s counsel argued that Stubbs and his attorney were acting in concert to blame Romano. Also, during the presentation, plaintiff’s counsel projected words indicating that Stubbs was a criminal, had a propensity for violence and that the jury needed to “send a message.” Ultimately, the jury returned a verdict of $300,000 to compensate Romano for his injuries.

In reviewing this matter, the Appellate Division noted that generally closing arguments based on the evidence are permissible, but arguments that “shift the jury’s focus from a fair evaluation of the evidence to pursue instead a course designed to inflame a jury, by appealing repeatedly to inappropriate and irrelevant considerations are not.” The Court recognized that while “counsel has broad latitude to passionately advocate their clients’ cases in summation, there are some clear boundaries.”

Taken as a whole, the Court found that plaintiff’s counsel had made improper arguments through the use of his PowerPoint presentation. The Court found that arguing and projecting words that: (1) the jury needed to send a message; (2) Stubbs was a violent person; (3) Stubbs was a criminal; (4) Stubbs decision to go to trial was evidence of a bad character; and (5) Stubbs and his counsel were “working” to blame Romano, constituted improper arguments. As such, the Court found that “the cumulative impact of multiple transgressions in plaintiff’s closing argument leaves us with no confidence in the fairness of the damages awarded.”

Accordingly, the damage award was vacated and the matter was sent back to the trial court for a retrial on damages.

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Bring a Smile to Someone’s Face With Great 60th Birthday Presents

May 30 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

60 is a big birthday, so it’s only right that it’s rewarded with some simply sensational 60th birthday presents. It can be great fun choosing presents for someone turning sixty, especially when there are such fantastic options open to you. Read on to find out more about some of the very best 60th birthday presents that money can buy.

By the time you turn 60, it’s likely that you’ll already have most of the things you need so your 60th birthday should be a time for indulgence with some cool and unusual presents. For example, any 60 year old is bound to love being seated at the chef’s table at the Maze Restaurant. The restaurant is located in Mayfair and the package involves dinner for 6 and a menu created especially for your event, so this could be a fabulous way for a family or group of close friends to celebrate a loved one’s sixtieth.

Another fantastic option would be dinner and a show for two, which is a great way for the person in question celebrate their birthday in style. A helicopter ride for two would be another really fun 60th birthday present, letting the birthday boy or girl see some spectacular sights while enjoying a really cool ride.

Personalised gifts are also a really good choice as it lets the person you’re buying for know that you really thought about them when you were choosing your gift. For example, you could get them a personalised bottle of wine, champagne or whiskey depending on their preferences. This is a great option for any budget and you could even go for a package that includes a newspaper from a date of your choosing to help them commemorate the occasion in style. Also as a personalised gift, a fun option is to get a star named after the person whose birthday it is so every time they look up into the night sky, they’ll remember this thoughtful and unusual gift.

Turning 60 is also a great opportunity to have some time away, so if you’re stuck thinking of fabulous 60th birthday presents, why not buy your loved one a hotel break? If they love their food, there are some fantastic gourmet breaks available, where they’ll be treated to fantastic meals as part of their stay. There are hotels in every part of the UK to choose from, so this could be a great chance to send them somewhere they’ve never been before, or perhaps send them back to somewhere they’ve always loved and have been longing to revisit.

No matter whom you’re buying for and no matter what their taste or your budget, there are so many brilliant 60th birthday presents available, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for.

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Online Powerpoint Presentations – Taking Education To Your Home

May 29 2023 Published by admin under Uncategorized

Since the time of its inception, the Microsoft PowerPoint has captured the imagination of millions of people worldwide. It has never been easier to make as well as present presentations in gatherings, parties or seminars. Added to this are the features like animation styles, images as well as the templates that the PowerPoint suites provide. One could use any design template, add pictures to it and assign animation to text to make the presentation look attractive. All these features, though very enticing and attractive, result in overheads on space and processing time for the computer. This is where one would realize that making online PowerPoint presentations would be much more cumbersome and time consuming than presenting it directly.

Though online PowerPoint presentations have their disadvantages, they are really helpful to people who don’t have any other option or people who don’t mind consuming bandwidth over it. Coming to the disadvantages that online PowerPoint presentations cause are numerous but can be solved easily. For example, the first problem is that while making an online presentation, both the parties should have Microsoft PowerPoint installed on their computers. The second problem is the sheer size of a well made presentation and the resources needed to download it and save it on the computer in turn. In case of broadband capacity bandwidth, it is easy to stream the files without delay but in case of dial up connections, the direct download of files becomes downright impossible.

Looking on the brighter side though, online PowerPoint presentations are a very powerful tool in the education industry. Teachers sitting in a corner of the world, equipped with an Internet connection and Microsoft PowerPoint can design presentations and teach students in another corner of the world, equipped with the same 2 things. This is the founding principle of all online educational courses, which enable students to pursue their education online.

While preparing an online PowerPoint presentation, one should try to keep the number of slides to a bare minimum, pack the slides with facts and add, if none, frugal extraneous information. Animation effects on text should optimally not be used for best performance and pictures should be scaled down to a size where they are visible and understandable and yet do not occupy a lot of space. For the purpose of narration to accompany the speech, Microsoft PowerPoint provides options to record speech over the slides, thus ensuring that the speech moves along with the text and no one is required to control the presentations.

Microsoft PowerPoint also provides various other plug-ins which enable the user to convert the .ppt (general PowerPoint file extension) to a .doc, .txt or a .html file (Document, Text and HTML extensions respectively). This helps in using only the textual outline of the presentation which requires much lesser space than a normal .ppt file. In the worst case, one could also take snapshots of their slides and use them instead to make the presentation.

While creating an online PowerPoint presentation one has to keep in mind that the end product is to be distributed over the internet and thus should be easily downloadable by anyone who wants to use it. Another thing to remember would be to provide only necessary and important information along with the slides. This not only ensures ease of use but also saves time and space.

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