Presenting in PowerPoint can be daunting. Use these PowerPoint presentation tips for a successful, engaging, professional experience.
If you're presenting your slide show with a second display—like a projector—you can use Presenter view. Presenter view gives you access to a special set of controls on your screen that the audience won't see, allowing you to easily reference slide notes, preview the upcoming slide, and much more.
Start your slide show as you normally would, then click the Slide Options button and select Presenter View. Alternatively, you can press Alt+F5 on your keyboard to start the slide show in Presenter view.
Click the buttons in the interactive below to learn more about using Presenter view.
Click here to end the presentation.
From here, you can customize your display settings, including the option to duplicate—or mirror—the slide show on two screens and swap the monitors if Presenter view is appearing on the wrong screen.
Click here to show the taskbar and access other programs without closing the presentation.
Here, you can see how long you've been giving the presentation. You can also pause and restart the timer if necessary.
This is the current slide being shown to the audience.
Here, you can access the same slide options you would find in normal presentation mode, including the Pen Tools and See All Slides buttons.
Use the arrows to move forward and backward through your presentation.
Here, you'll see any speaker notes for the current slide. You can use the Increase and Decrease buttons below to make the notes larger or smaller.
Here, you can preview the next slide that will appear in the presentation.