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Have the confidence to know exactly what to animate without driving your audience crazy.
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Less is More
‘Less is more’: How less animation can have more impact.
When to use
When animating a presentation.
- Before you start to animate a presentation, consider this about the two main types of PowerPoint presentation:
- A kiosk presentation can be relatively dynamic, particularly in the use of emphasis animations.
- A presentation delivered live by a speaker should have subtler animations so that the presentation doesn’t ‘dominate’ or ‘drown out’ the speaker.
- Animation should be employed to break down a complex topic into its constituent parts and bring them in one-by-one to support your story and enhance the audience’s understanding.
You should ensure the animation supports the story being told and that it doesn’t interfere with yourself or someone else who is the live presenter.
You can’t point manually to an object on the screen in a kiosk presentation unless you are presenting it yourself to an audience. Therefore, emphasis animations are essential to highlight particular parts of the slide.
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