When you present your PowerPoint presentation, you can check your speaker notes (see how to create speakers notes for the PowerPoint presentation) to help you with your speech. However, there are many other tools in the Presenter view that help you with the presentation, such as controlling the presentation time, highlighting some points during the presentation, or even hide the navigation between slides.
When you create a presentation, it is difficult to develop a perfect plan of slides in the very beginning. On the one side, the presentation shouldn't be too long and shouldn't contain a large number of slides. On other side, you can't be sure that any detailed information will be unnecessary. PowerPoint proposes some features to create a flexible presentation where you can manage which part of your presentation will go next.
When you prepare the presentation, you add some hints, the presentation plan, or even full text of your speech into slides of the PowerPoint presentation. Later you will be able to use these notes during the presentation (see how to view your notes in the presentation mode.)
When you give a presentation, you may need to show other documents (PowerPoint presentations, Excel spreadsheets, Word documents, or even open some websites). Instead of searching those files on your computer, you can add hyperlinks in the presentation to be more flexible and assured.
When you create a presentation, it is difficult to develop a perfect plan of slides in the very beginning. Very often, you don't know which part of your presentation will be interesting for the auditoria. For example, when you present the same presentation about the new project many times, the auditoria can be different.
When working with your PowerPoint presentation in the Reading view or in the Slide Show view, it is better to navigate between slides using shortcuts.
When you create your own presentation, in some situations, it should be funny or have some attractive visual accents. You can use different colors, backgrounds or pictures, etc., but you are still limited by standard elements. This tip shows how to use PowerPoint to create interesting visual objects for your presentation.
It is usual to use numbering in your presentation (remember that you can use just 3-5 points in one slide). There are many predefined variations and types of numbering lists you can use, and, for sure, there are unnumbered templates on the Internet. But do you really want to be like anyone else? Why don't you try to create your own unique numbering style for your presentation?
When you create a presentation of the project, task, or innovation, it will be useful to show the project schedule calendar. You can create a Gantt chart, for example, in Excel and just add it to your PowerPoint presentation (see How to create a perfect Gantt chart).
For some presentation slides, you might need a calendar as a background picture. For example, when you want to present some events or processes for the next few weeks. Sure, there are a lot of existing templates that you can use, but it is easy to create your own calendar from scratch.