5 Steps to Create Professional-Quality Presentations 

You don’t need a graphics artist to create, share and show awesome presentations. All you need is SmartDraw (the Windows Desktop Edition).

SmartDraw gives you a huge variety of visuals to choose from. You get more than 70 types of charts, graphs, maps, diagrams, and other diagrams. Creating the perfect presentation is fast and easy.

Use SmartDraw for Windows Desktop to import Microsoft Excel® charts, photographs and other objects easily, too. Adding and moving slides around is a snap. Use pre-designed themes or create your own. Insert any SmartDraw diagram into an existing PowerPoint® deck with just a click.

Learn how to create a presentation with SmartDraw.

Read the white paper on how SmartDraw can help create great presentations.

1. Plan Your Presentation Using a Mind Map
A mind map is great for planning, because it lets you start with a central though or idea and build upon it. SmartDraw allows you to quickly add topics and subtopics, and easily move them around. The automation in SmartDraw realigns everything for you.

Presentation Plan
2. Organize Your Presentation Using a Storyboard
When you get your presentation mapped out, use the storyboard feature in SmartDraw to organize it. The information from your mind map lets you structure your storyboard. If you decide you want to move things around, just drag the shapes into place and everything reformats.

Presentation storybord
3. Use Visuals for More Effective Communication
It’s a well-known fact that using visuals multiplies the effectiveness of communication. SmartDraw includes a variety of visuals—more than 70 different types with over 1,900 templates—so you always have the right chart, graph, map or other diagram you need.

Visual presentation
4. Use Sequencing to Hold Their Attention
Sequencing your visuals, or presenting them in a step-by-step manner, breaks up larger pieces of information. Your audience can take information in smaller bits, allowing them to follow along more easily. SmartDraw includes a simple, automated tool that does this for you.

Presentation sequencing
5. Build Your Presentation in PowerPoint®
With just a click, SmartDraw will let you build and save your presentation to PowerPoint®. SmartDraw will build your presentation, including appropriate sequencing, in one step.

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