PowerPoint issues spin out of control in introductions, from occupied, exaggerated slides that are difficult to peruse to helpless utilization where the speaker converses with the slide or squares the screen. While there are bunches of approaches to improve slide quality and upgrade PowerPoint utilization, there is one generally secret, yet incredible, procedure that can improve any PowerPoint introduction and put the attention more on the speaker, where it should be. This superb procedure is... the dark slide. Remember, the goal of visuals is to supplement what you're saying, to assist the crowd with comprehension or recollect a point. So it makes sense that in the event that your visuals are intentional, you will not have a visual up constantly. Indeed, you needn't bother with a visual up to relate a story or have association with your crowd. Nor is a visual important to set the stage or to wrap up or to flag the beginning of Q&A. Enter, the dark slide. A dark slide makes the screen go dim. Any place you embed one into your PowerPoint introduction, there will be nothing on the screen. This empowers you to recount that story or give that model or make that change without the interruption of purposeless visual. Also, you currently have the attention on you (which is preferably where it ought to be!). Don't have the foggiest idea how to make a dark slide? To be expected, since PowerPoint has no personal stake in causing you NOT utilize a slide! Here are some fundamental directions (this is for PowerPoint 2007 - each adaptation is somewhat unique; the key is to discover the "Configuration Background" work): - Create another slide and right-click on it - From the choices that surface, click on: "Configuration Background" - In the crate that surfaces, select: 1. Strong Fill 2. Conceal Background Graphics 3. Shading: Click on the down bolt and select dark - Click Apply (NOT Apply All!) Your slide will presently be dark and when Slide Business projected in a room, will just resemble there's nothing on the screen. An extraordinary chance for the speaker to catch the core interest! There is another stunt that will make a dim screen. In the event that, while you're in "Slide Show" mode, you hit the "B" key on your console, your screen will go dull. At the point when you hit it (or the mouse or the bolt or enter key) once more, the visual you had obscured will return up. (Kindly note that this component works just in "Slide Show" mode.) Now, before you get all energized and think, "Amazing! I'll simply utilize the 'B' key to go to clear in the middle of a portion of my slides," let me offer an expression of alert.