When you are broadcasting a PowerPoint presentation during a web seminar it can be very distracting to have your mouse pointer (the little arrow) dancing across the screen as you or your presenter is speaking. The movement on the screen draws the audience’s attention from the presenter’s narration. It can even be confusing to the audience since their is no correlation between where the mouse is going and what the speaker is saying.
To prevent this from happening, after the Slide Show view has started, use this combination:
- To hide the mouse arrow: Ctrl + H
- To restore the mouse arrow: Ctrl + A
Here is another tip (when your in the Slide Show view):
When you really want the audience to focus on what you are saying, blank the PowerPoint screen:
To go black:
- Press the B key
- To restore press the B key again
To go white:
- Press the W key
- To restore, press the W key again
These tips and more can be found at David Paradi’s blog Think Outside the Slide.