|OFFICE UPDATES MEAN IT’S HIGH TIME TO SPEED UP YOUR PRESENTATION SKILLS
It was recently announced at Microsoft's Ignite Conference over in the US that there will soon be a whole raft of new Office 365 updates that presenters will find interesting...
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WILL PRESENTATION DESIGNER REPLACE PRESENTATION DESIGNERS?
Well this feature is getting upgraded too and it appears Microsoft might just have taken inspiration from our April Fool’s Day joke PIMP MY SLIDE a fictitious plugin that could magically turn bullet points into nicely designed icons...
The update to PRESENTATION DESIGNER now turns bullet points into, erm... Boxes. Which is nice.
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POWERPOINT’S BRAND NEW BUTTON
But don’t get too excited…
This new feature will only ‘sort of’ help you with the structuring of your presentation…
The theory is… you simply open up PowerPoint, click on the QUICKSTARTER button and search for a topic. Worryingly though, it suggests to “Search for a famous person or historical event” (more on this in a mo)
…And then PowerPoint builds you some basic slides…
Will it work on your template in your look and feel? As the example slides in the video don’t look great…
Is it going to help you create content for your business presentations? Presentations that are about specific topics, suitable to your business and your audience’s requirements?
As at the moment, the Paris example in the video, suggests that this feature will be little use to anyone other than history students and celebrity journalists.
If you want your presentation’s story, structure and messaging to be absolutely spot on, you can forget about automated software templates. You need to talk to one of Eyeful’s consultants - the real presentation experts…