you want to incorporate up-to-the-minute information into
your presentation, you’ll take advantage of the huge array
of multimedia tools available. However, if you want to minimize
the stress of delivering a presentation and ensure that things
run smoothly, it might pay to resist the temptation to overload
on high-tech special effects. No matter how many times you
practice your delivery, incorporating live Web sites into
a presentation can often be a recipe for disaster. We’re all
familiar with the unpredictability of the Internet, and as
Murphy’s Law would have it, odds are you’ll get a bad connection
or an overloaded site during your big presentation!
If you want to integrate Web sites into your presentation, while guaranteeing
that things will run smoothly, fear not – there is a way! You can either paste
the image of the Web site into your PowerPoint presentation (make sure you check
out the copyright details), or you can simulate a live link with hyperlinking.
In order to add a hyperlink, you’ll have to download the HTML files from the
site onto your laptop’s hard disk.
The beauty of hyperlinking is that it appears to your audience that you are
linking live to a site. In actuality, you are using a previously cached copy
of that site, but your audience will never know the difference. You can retain
your reputation as a tech wizard, without worrying about the likelihood of an
Step-by-step instructions for creating a hyperlink are available on Presentations'