Don’t Be Boring: How to Add a Looping Introduction to Your PowerPoint Presentation
A one-time introduction at the beginning of your presentation isn’t enough to captivate your audience throughout your entire speech or presentation. You want them hooked and listening until the very end, right? One great way to accomplish this is to add an interesting and visually stimulating slide to the beginning of your presentation that loops over and over again throughout the entirety of your presentation. To create this effect, follow these five steps.
What Is A Loop?
A loop is an audio file or short video clip that you can use as the intro for your presentation. So instead of having people sit through those boring, repetitive animated slides with text at the top, you can show them something cool for five seconds and then go on to your regular slides.
The History Of Loop Technology
Technology has allowed for the introduction of many different features. One feature is looping. Technology has been incorporating loops into everything from PowerPoint presentations to songs on the radio. However, what makes this feature so powerful is how it can allow for an introduction that seamlessly loops and surprises viewers with how unexpected it actually is. In order to do this you will need to add a slide called Loop Intro or something similar. You should then place your looping intro onto one of the slides in your presentation.
Types of Loops In PowerPoint
A lot of people make the mistake of starting their presentation off with some boring slides and leaving the most important message for last. This is not the best way to captivate your audience. There are many ways you can creatively add loops in your presentations that will allow you to entertain your audience, as well as get them hooked from the beginning. One technique is called call and response.
Why Use A Loop in Your Presentation?
A loop is perfect for keeping your audience engaged and eagerly awaiting the next idea or graphic that appears on the screen. A good introduction should make the viewer want more, but it can be tough when you only have one chance to grab their attention. Adding a well-thought out loop will help keep them from getting bored with your presentation and let them know what’s coming up next.
How To Create A Loop in PowerPoint
Creating a loop in PowerPoint is surprisingly easy. Start by adding an audio or video file that matches the length of your presentation, then create the build section of your presentation (the piece where it builds up and you want the audience to keep watching). Next, create your looping animation section (the part where you want people to watch as many times as they want). Make sure this section isn’t longer than the duration of your audio/video file so that it loops seamlessly! Then, just place your intro on top of these two sections and you’re done!
Examples Of PPT Loops
The use of loops in presentations can be as subtle or over the top as needed. Watch these three examples for some inspiration! The first is an elegant looping introduction that only displays once on the screen, giving your audience an opportunity to settle into their seats before it starts again. The second is more fun and energetic, with a bright and colorful design that draws people in and gets them excited about what’s coming next. You could also create this type of looping introduction by using light colors and simple designs that are easy on the eyes while keeping your message clear and understandable.