In just a short amount of time, you've done the unthinkable. You've changed the way your company, your department or your team does business, and now the world has to know how you did this. I think it's time to do it again, and this time with a killer presentation. So, let's learn a little about how you can do this easily using PowerPoint Templates. PowerPoint templates are not just collections of slides with marble backgrounds and bullet points strewn everywhere. Instead, let's view them as presentation frameworks _ a framework with which you can build a beautiful presentation. That's all it has to be. Now, let's get started! Create your template library _ Your first step is to create your own template library, a library of PowerPoint documents that have presentation structures you like. This library can contain templates that you'll use when giving presentations that include lists, presentations that are meant to inspire, frameworks for very content heavy presentations, etc. All you need is a few frameworks that you can reuse whenever you have a presentation to give. A good way to start is to go back to all of your old presentations and create frameworks from those. Craft a plan _ There are a few ways to plan your presentation. Some people use sticky notes and arrange them on walls, some use simple word processing documents and arrange their slides in words first and all of these methods work. I'd like to suggest answering two questions before you plan your presentation slide by slide: "what does my audience want to hear?" and "what do I want my audience to think about after my presentation is over?". Use these questions to guide your outline and planning of the presentation.
No need to design from scratch _ Another advantage of using a template is that a lot of the work has been done for you, making the process quicker and easier than building a site from scratch. You don't have to start with a blank page. This is helpful if you're not tech_savvy because all you need to know is how to type and browse folders on your PC, whereas if you design from the ground up, you'll need to learn HTML and coding. An estate agency needs to create a sense of trust with its customers and, with the professional design taken care of by the template, you have time to focus on your site's content. Images are the first thing visitors to your site will see, so you need to ensure that they do justice to the professional quality of your website. Similarly, ensure that content is tailored to your audience. Keep copy concise, describe features and benefits, and ensure spelling and grammar is watertight. Because using a template gets your site online very quickly it means you can devote more time to what's important _ running your business and selling what you have to offer.