Hello Event Ninjas!
Today I share with you one quick little hint that will save you a bunch of stress on-site at your event. It can also save you a lot of time and my event friends I’m sure you will agree, time is something that always runs short prior to doors opening.
When you are creating a PowerPoint presentation for an event, whether it’s a presentation for yourself, your boss or event sponsor slides my advice would be to export those PowerPoint slides as images (jpegs).
Once you have those individual images of your PowerPoint slides, create a new PowerPoint presentation and insert those images as the background to each slide.
*TIP – export the images as high resolution so they are crystal clear on a big screen.
This will ensure your presentation appears on screen exactly how you intended it to. Nothing can change on your slide because it’s an image. Perfect!
Your fonts and corporate branding will display correctly without running the risk of the presentation computer not having your font installed or your version of PowerPoint. The last thing you want is for your text to be all over the place and scrambling last minute to re-size and fix the presentations on the day. Oh the stress!
You can absolutely ask your guest speakers to do this as well, hopefully they do! If not, my suggestion would be to gather their presentations before your event and do it for them.
If your presentation has animation, no worries. Simply create a new slide for each animation instead of creating the animation within PowerPoint.
Has this episode helped you? Have you had a PowerPoint stress moment on-site? I would love to hear the ways in which you manage your PowerPoint presentations, leave me a comment below and I’ll be sure to reply.
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