Regional history author Kevin Woyce has given hundreds of PowerPoint presentations, on a variety of topics, over the past ten years. In this short, no-nonsense guide, he explains how he plans, builds, and performs his slideshows. Learn how to choose and refine your topic; work with text, images, animations, and transitions; practice and revise your presentation; and speak to any audience, anywhere. There’s even a whole chapter on what to do when things don’t go as planned (interruptions, difficult rooms, equipment failures, etc.). Whether you’re a professional speaker or you have to make a slideshow for work or school, if you want to give a presentation your audience won’t forget, this book is for you.