Monday, February 25, 2008

Powerpoint Tip: use the keys 'B' and 'W' to allow your audience to focus

If you've ever given presentations, you know that keeping your audience's focus can be tough.

Part of the reason for that is because when you have a slide up there, the audience naturally wants to read what's up there. But ironically, while doing that, they are ignoring you, the presenter.

When giving a powerpoint presentation, sometimes, you’ll want to elaborate on something and get the audience’s full attention by blanking out the slide from the screen.

You can fold a piece of paper and put it over the projector, but here's a faster, more saavy way.

There are 2 ways:

1. Press the B key to black out the screen.

2. Press the W key to white out the screen.

Press the B or W key again to get your slide back on the screen. (it's not case-sensitive by the way)

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