Video: Create a White Slide for Your PowerPoint Presentation

How To Create A White Slide For Your Presentation

The White Slide

There will be moments in your presentation when you want to pause. When you want all your audience’s attention on you. Perhaps that might come after a series of slides. Or, alternatively you might want to reinforce a certain point. When you want that focus, it’s time for the white slide in your PowerPoint presentation.

Therefore here some pointers for your next presentation.

  • Try to create a white slide or two in your presentation.
  • Then, use the slide when you want a pause in the proceedings.
  • Or, use the blank slide if there’s an external interruption.
  • Also, remember that you can use the W key in slideshow mode. Simply press W and the blank white screen appears. Press any key on your keyboard and the presentation continues.
  • Aim to use it when you field a question from your audience.

You can prepare for some natural breaks in your PowerPoint presentation when you build a white slide or two. Try to use it when you want to pause, make a certain point or reinforce an earlier point. Since there’s no distraction, the white slide will direct the attention of your audience on to you. And, of course, once you become used to the white slide, you can always use it in the slideshow mode. Just press W. It’s easy.

“Life is denied by lack of attention, whether it be to cleaning windows or trying to write a masterpiece.”

Nadia Boulanger

Contact Details

Please don't hesitate to get in touch for presentation course or coaching advice.

Phone number

01344 859823

Email Address

{"email":"Email address invalid","url":"Website address invalid","required":"Required field missing"}
Online course

Online Course: How To Master The Public Speaking Basics

  • Boost your public speaking confidence
  • Develop all the basic public speaking techniques you need
  • Become more successful as a speaker at work, conferences or the golf club
  • Work at your own pace



Enroll Today

Only  £67

Related Tips

July 10, 2022

How to Give Your Resignation Speech

February 9, 2020

How to Use Humour in Your Speech