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7 Brilliant Ways to Start a Presentation

We’ve all been there: sitting at your computer viewing a blank PowerPoint slide with no idea  04-07-2014 Business Writing Skills 78771905how to open or start your presentation. Let’s be honest; we’ve all struggled with the best ways to begin especially when getting your audience to listen is important to the success of your presentation.

Want to catch the attention of your audience in the first minute of your presentation? Click the link below to read an article by Darlene Price, president of Well Said, Inc., and author of “Well Said! Presentations and Conversations That Get Results.” The article is posted on the Business Insider Web site and has seven suggestions for ways in which to start a presentation and captivate your audience at the same time.

7 Brilliant Ways to Start a Presentation

So, what are you waiting for? Experiment. Try something new. Step outside your comfort zone. More than likely, you will experience some amazing results by trying any one of these techniques.

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A Change You May Want to Make if Using Office 2013

The new version of Microsoft Office is here!  Office 2013 or Office 365 (a subscription version) is currently the only version of Office sold by retailers.  Therefore, if you purchase a new computer and have Microsoft Office installed on the computer; you will be using Office 2013.

One of the new features in Office 2013 is one that you may wish to turn off.  When launched, several of the Office 2013 applications show a “dynamic Start screen” by default.  This screen, in Excel, is shown below.

Excel Start Screen

If you prefer to simply see a new blank workbook, Select File, Options, the General tab, and uncheck, Show Start screen when the application starts, under Startup Options.

You will need to make this change in Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 if you wish to avoid seeing the Start screen in those applications also.

Making this change will save you several clicks!

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For more information on the Business Office Systems and Support department, contact Becky Jones, Associate Dean, bjones@dcccd.edu (972-238-6215).