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Function Keys in Excel 2010

KeyDescription
F1
Displays the Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.
ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2
Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.
F3
Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4
Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
ALT+F4 closes Excel.
F5
Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6
Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7
Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8
Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9
Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10
Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11
Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12Displays the Save As dialog box.
KeyDescription
F1
Displays the Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.
ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2
Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.
F3
Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4
Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
ALT+F4 closes Excel.
F5
Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6
Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7
Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8
Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9
Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10
Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11
Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12Displays the Save As dialog box.
KeyDescription
F1
Displays the Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.
ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2
Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.
F3
Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4
Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
ALT+F4 closes Excel.
F5
Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6
Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7
Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8
Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9
Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10
Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11
Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12Displays the Save As dialog box.
KeyDescription
F1
Displays the Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.
ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2
Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.
F3
Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4
Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
ALT+F4 closes Excel.
F5
Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6
Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7
Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8
Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9
Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10
Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11
Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12Displays the Save As dialog box.
KeyDescription
F1
Displays the Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.
ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2
Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.
F3
Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4
Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
ALT+F4 closes Excel.
F5
Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6
Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7
Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8
Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9
Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10
Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11
Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12Displays the Save As dialog box.
KeyDescription
F1
Displays the Excel Help task pane.
CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.
ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.
ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.
F2
Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.
SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.
CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.
F3
Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.
SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.
F4
Repeats the last command or action, if possible.
When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.
CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.
ALT+F4 closes Excel.
F5
Displays the Go To dialog box.
CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.
F6
Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.
SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.
CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.
F7
Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.
CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.
F8
Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.
SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.
CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.
ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.
F9
Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.
SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.
CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.
CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.
CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.
F10
Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)
SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.
ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.
CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.
F11
Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.
SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.
ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).
F12Displays the Save As dialog box.

Key

Description

F1

Displays the Excel Help task pane.

CTRL+F1 displays or hides the ribbon.

ALT+F1 creates an embedded chart of the data in the current range.

ALT+SHIFT+F1 inserts a new worksheet.

F2

Edits the active cell and positions the insertion point at the end of the cell contents. It also moves the insertion point into the Formula Bar when editing in a cell is turned off.

SHIFT+F2 adds or edits a cell comment.

CTRL+F2 displays the print preview area on the Print tab in the Backstage view.

F3

Displays the Paste Name dialog box. Available only if there are existing names in the workbook.

SHIFT+F3 displays the Insert Function dialog box.

F4

Repeats the last command or action, if possible.

When a cell reference or range is selected in a formula, F4 cycles through all the various combinations of absolute and relative references.

CTRL+F4 closes the selected workbook window.

ALT+F4 closes Excel.

F5

Displays the Go To dialog box.

CTRL+F5 restores the window size of the selected workbook window.

F6

Switches between the worksheet, ribbon, task pane, and Zoom controls. In a worksheet that has been split (View menu, Manage This Window, Freeze Panes, Split Window command), F6 includes the split panes when switching between panes and the ribbon area.

SHIFT+F6 switches between the worksheet, Zoom controls, task pane, and ribbon.

CTRL+F6 switches to the next workbook window when more than one workbook window is open.

F7

Displays the Spelling dialog box to check spelling in the active worksheet or selected range.

CTRL+F7 performs the Move command on the workbook window when it is not maximized. Use the arrow keys to move the window, and when finished press ENTER, or ESC to cancel.

F8

Turns extend mode on or off. In extend mode, Extended Selection appears in the status line, and the arrow keys extend the selection.

SHIFT+F8 enables you to add a nonadjacent cell or range to a selection of cells by using the arrow keys.

CTRL+F8 performs the Size command (on the Control menu for the workbook window) when a workbook is not maximized.

ALT+F8 displays the Macro dialog box to create, run, edit, or delete a macro.

F9

Calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks.

SHIFT+F9 calculates the active worksheet.

CTRL+ALT+F9 calculates all worksheets in all open workbooks, regardless of whether they have changed since the last calculation.

CTRL+ALT+SHIFT+F9 rechecks dependent formulas, and then calculates all cells in all open workbooks, including cells not marked as needing to be calculated.

CTRL+F9 minimizes a workbook window to an icon.

F10

Turns key tips on or off. (Pressing ALT does the same thing.)

SHIFT+F10 displays the shortcut menu for a selected item.

ALT+SHIFT+F10 displays the menu or message for an Error Checking button.

CTRL+F10 maximizes or restores the selected workbook window.

F11

Creates a chart of the data in the current range in a separate Chart sheet.

SHIFT+F11 inserts a new worksheet.

ALT+F11 opens the Microsoft Visual Basic For Applications Editor, in which you can create a macro by using Visual Basic for Applications (VBA).

F12

Displays the Save As dialog box.

Ready-made Microsoft Office tools

​If the thought of memorizing key combinations makes you wince, you can still save time and effort while working in all Office programs by using these built-in tools.

  • Shortcut menus. Right-click in any Microsoft Office program to display a shortcut menu that gives you quick access to many of the most commonly used features. If an arrow appears next to your selection, you can click to see more options. For example, right-clicking a Word document displays Paste Options, Look Up, Synonyms, formatting, and other options.

    Microsoft Word document with two shortcut menus displayed
    No matter which Microsoft Office program you’re working in, right-clicking is one of the greatest shortcuts available.
  • KeyTips. Introduced in Microsoft Office 2007, KeyTips are built-in keyboard shortcuts available in all programs that have the Ribbon or the Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar. In Office 2010, KeyTips are also available in the Backstage view. Press Alt to display a letter or number by each Ribbon tab or Quick Access Toolbar command. After you press a letter or number, you get new KeyTips letters and numbers to access each command in the location you selected.

    Office 2010 Ribbon with KeyTips displayed
    Pressing Alt displays KeyTips that you can press to quickly access any command.
  • Quick Access Toolbar. Add the commands you use all the time to your Quick Access Toolbar in all Office programs that have the Ribbon. Just right-click almost any Ribbon command, and then click Add to Quick Access Toolbar. This is also a great way to create custom keyboard shortcuts for your favorite commands across all Office programs, since the KeyTips for your Quick Access Toolbar items remain the same as long as the command remains in the same position in the Quick Access Toolbar.

Track Your email Conversations

Outlook 2010 has a great new feature for organizing messages by date and arranging them by Conversation. Using this feature, messages that share the same subject appear as Conversations that can be viewed and expanded or collapsed by clicking the icon to the left of the Subject line. The messages within each Conversation are sorted with the newest message on top. When a new message is received, the entire Conversation moves to the top of your message list, helping to make tracking email threads a snap. 

To turn on Conversations, on the View tab, in the Conversations group, select the Show as Conversations check box. You can reduce the size of a conversation with the Clean Up feature, which deletes duplicate messages in the Conversation. On the Home tab, in the Delete group, click Clean Up, and then click Clean Up Conversation.
 
In all versions of Outlook, you can find messages in mailbox folders more quickly by changing how they're sorted in your email folders. For example, you can arrange your email by date, sender, file size, or level of importance.

Group or ungroup items automatically

  • To add or remove grouping in an arrangement, on the View tab, in the Arrangement group, click More for the arrangement gallery, and then click Show in Groups.

Group items manually or create a custom group

  1. On the View tab, in the Current View group, click Change View, and then click Save Current View As a New View.
  2. Type a name for the new view, and then click OK.
  3. On the View tab, in the Current View group, click View Settings.
  4. Click Group By.
  5. Clear the Automatically group according to arrangement check box.
  6. In the Group items by box, click a field (field: An element of a table that contains a specific item of information, such as a last name. A Title field might contain Mr. or Ms. Databases such as Microsoft SQL Server refer to fields as columns.) to group by.
If the field that you want is not in the Group items by box, click a different field set in the Select available fields from box.
  1. Click Ascending or Descending for the sort order of the group headings.
  2. To display the field that you are grouping items by, select the Show field in view check box.
  3. To group by subgroups, click a field in the Then by box.
  4. In the Expand/collapse defaults list, click the default for how you want groups to display in the view.
After closing the dialog box, display or hide items in a group by clicking Expand or Collapse.

Ungroup items manually

  1. On the View tab, in the Current View group, click View Settings.
  2. Click Group By.
  3. In the Group By box, clear the Automatically group according to arrangement check box.

10 Plus One Points To Note While Building And Delivering Presentations – The Steve Jobs Style

Ever since the launch of his first product, Steve Jobs transformed product launches into an art form. His bold vision for media consumption and his rise as the World’s most celebrated corporate storyteller helped make Apple the most valuable company in the world. We can learn a lot from the way he built and delivered his presentations. 

1.     Create a narrative. Use the story boarding method - brainstorm, sketch and white-board – age old but essential techniques to create a narrative before building slides – plan for demos, include videos and collect such “attention grabbing” items that will go into the presentation before actually building one.
2.     Simplify the description. – Use just one sentence to describe the product or the service or the point in contention in the slide so that this will get carried home by the listeners – fill in the details during the presentation or share the details at your web site.
3.     Present the competition as the villain. This allows the audience to rally around the hero which is your product or service. Even a problem or a pain-point could be presented as the villain.
4.     Position the benefits of your product or solution. Why should I care? What does this have for me? What is in it for me? Highlight the answers to these questions in the presentation. Top 3 reasons why…could be one such take-off point.
5.     Follow the “rule of three”. – Three sections of the presentation, three points to be discussed, three solutions to consider, three items to follow up – easy to remember, recall or recollect. This applies exclusively to a verbally delivered presentation.
6.     Sell your dream. Show them the bigger picture beyond the product or service or the solution. How does it cater to or satisfy your need? How does this solution address the larger issues?
7.     Visualize the points. Use pictures, photos and videos to impress your points upon the audience minds. Reduce the number of words. Remember the adage – a picture is worth thousand words.
8.     Put your numbers into context. Make them more meaningful by placing your numbers in perspective - how it sits against the competition or what share it has in the wider view of things.
9.     Use simple language. Avoid jargons and ambiguous words by making your message clear and direct.
10.   Set a climax moment. Build your points and pace your message towards a high moment of emotional release. This is sure to drive home the message you intend to convey.

 

11.   Practice your presentation. Rehearse it as many number of times you can to make the delivery seem effortless. The presentation skills are honed only through practice.