Slide timing in presentation with PowerPoint
If you want to be a valuable lecturer, you have to notice the time that has been set for you. So in this article, I tell you how to set slide timing in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint only has one purpose:
“A good assistant in the presentation.”
But some people use it in the worst way that it becomes their worst enemy!
The way to use PowerPoint is a broad subject that we can’t talk about it in one article, but I want to point some interesting tricks about it as a lovely assistant.
To set slide timing in PowerPoint 2013 we can click on Slideshow and then Rehearse Timing. PowerPoint will go to the Slideshow mode and it has a timer beside the image that shows us the time.
As you can see in the picture below, a timer showed up in the corner of your image. Of course, the audience can see it too and they can know how much time the lecturer spoke! (and it is annoying and distracting!)I have to say that the timer is not for your presentation, but for your rehearsal. This way you can see how much time you have left and how much time you spoke.
Another thing about this particular feature that fascinates me is the new property it represents at the end of our presentation. If we activate the timer and present our work (of course it’s a rehearsal), this software will show us how much time we spent on every slide!
With this useful possibility, we can see if we set the slides the way that we can present each one with the same duration of time.
If we pass some slides faster, the audience will be curious to know what was it about and they will no longer notice us, and if we spend too much time in one slide, they will be bored.
So with this feature of PowerPoint, we can manage time for the whole speech and each slide we present in our rehearsal to have an excellent presentation for real.