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1.1 Introduction

Giving a presentation can be intimidating. Not only do you need to write content that will hold an audience's attention, you also need to prepare slides that support your message.

In this course, you'll learn how to create a PowerPoint presentation that makes an impact. You'll learn everything from how to use PowerPoint templates and how to use slide masters in PowerPoint through to how to use animation in PowerPoint and how to make a slideshow with music.

In this first lesson, I'll introduce the course and highlight some of the top tips you'll learn in this course.

1.1 Introduction

I totally understand why most people don't like to give presentations. Just the thought of getting up and speaking in front of an audience is enough to strike fear in most people. But it doesn't have to be that way. If you can build supporting slides that you feel great about that really help you reiterate your message, it can give you the boost of confidence you need when you are giving a presentation. And you can do that in Microsoft PowerPoint. Hi, I am Andrew Childress for Invotuts Plus and I have been using PowerPoint for quite some time now. This course is going to bring you fifteen of the very best tips that I know that help you build better slides that drive your message to the audience. I'll help you cover really important things like aligning objects on a slide perfectly, building beautiful charts and graphs that help you convey data visually. And also using Presenter View to make sure that you have the most important information in front of you while you're speaking. This collection of tips are the best that I know for helping you skip ahead in the process and build perfect slide decks in less time. Come along with me in this course in this collection of 15 different tips so that you can master PowerPoint and feel great about what you're presenting.

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