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  Design Your Visuals for Maximum Impact.
In the hands of a skilled presenter, PowerPoint slides can be a powerful tool. But if you misuse them, slides can have all the impact of alphabet soup. How can you make sure your visuals are helping—and not hindering—your presentation?

Use Visuals Like a Pro.
When you're presenting, your slides should not be the feature attraction. That role is played by you. Here are some tips on the correct way to present your visuals.

It's Not Only About Visuals. Verbal Devices Can Help Too.
A picture can be worth a thousand words. But beyond slides, there are figures of speech and other verbal devices that also help to bring information alive. They help to clarify a complex message. They help your audience to better see, hear, feel—and remember. Here are just a few of the more common devices to choose from when you're making a point or stating a claim.

Questions, Anyone?
It ain't over till it's over, goes the saying. And it ain't over till you've successfully handled whatever questions may come up during or after your presentation. Here, in Q&A form, are some tips on how to approach this often-critical aspect of your presentation.

Ask the Experts.
Get a direct line to one of our renowned experts. They'll answer your questions on how to improve your presentations in real-life situations. This time, we answer a question that comes up often, on what to do when you're presenting as a team.

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