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Chart of the Month – June 2009 – Animated Highlighting Technique

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Presenters are expected to provide relevant information to their audiences. The most effective presenters also help their audiences consume the information in stages, providing a progression of thought and/or exploration into greater detail. Animated reveals of information on slides is a great way to control your audience's attention and educate/provide information in stages. Another technique is highlighting.

This month's charts of the month show how a less used, but equally effective, highlighting technique might add interest and uniqueness to your slides. Click on the flash to see the animated highlights. The first slide shows a broadcast highlight. The second slide shows a radiating highlight to identify the points being presented. The third slide shows how an outline might be used to highlight.

After viewing the flash, download the animated example to see how the highlights are formatted and animated on each slide. Try these different techniques with your presentations to add variety and interest on-screen.

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