Be a PowerPoint “smoothie” with these 10+ presentation tips

I wonder how many of you will be standing in front of an audience in 2012, giving a PowerPoint presentation. Six? Five hundred? A gagillion?

Wouldn’t it be great if (in addition to giving a fantastic, enlightening presentation) you were the smoothest presenter on the planet?

These keyboard shortcuts (via TechRepublic) can help. Give ’em a try!

The shortcuts

Action

Shortcut

Start presentation from first slide F5
Run the next animation or advance to the next slide Enter or Spacebar (or click the mouse)
Return to the previous slide Backspace
Jump to a particular slide Type the slide number and press Enter
Jump to the first slide Home
Jump to the last slide End
Go to a black screen or resume slide show from a black screen B (or period)
Go to a white screen or resume slide show from a white screen W (or comma)
End a slide show Esc or – (hyphen)
Erase annotations from a slide E
Change pointer to a pen (and display it and the Popup Menu button, if hidden) Ctrl + P
Change pointer to an arrow (and display it and the Popup Menu button, if hidden) Ctrl + A
Hide the pointer and the Popup Menu button Ctrl + H
Hide the pointer and the Popup Menu button after 15 seconds Ctrl + U
Display the shortcut menu Shift + F10
Jump to the next hyperlink on a slide Tab
Jump to the previous hyperlink on a slide Shift + Tab
Launch selected hyperlink Enter

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