Microsoft PowerPoint has animation features to create a livelier, more memorable presentation. These include a wide variety of options to visually enhance your topic. But what if you’ve prepared a well-developed and engaging speech, then all of a sudden, your slide transitions seem stilted, or outright don’t work? In this post, we’ll cover how you can take advantage of PowerPoint’s transitions and animation pane to get your timing on point. What Can Go Wrong? Awkwardly timed transitions on each slide might distract your audience from your main point. If a slide plays for too long, you might resort to using filler words until the next slide plays. But if the slide ends abruptly, you’ll scramble your thoughts in an attempt to keep your presentation on track. Both outcomes make you look unprofessional. So we highly recommend rehearsing timings in PowerPoint 2013 to create a seamless flow during your pitch. Set your timing right for live or self-running presentations. End your live presentations on the dot and create a compact and coherent self-running deck with the help of PowerPoint. Simple Timing and Transitions A simple presentation focuses on the core message. This avoids misleading the audience with distracting motions and effects. A standardized flow of timings and transitions works well with a simple deck. If you have a simple presentation at hand, open it and we’ll quickly add timings and transitions. 1. Click on the slide object itself that you want to adjust, then select the Transitions tab. 2. Under the […]