Whilst you are presenting you can blank your screen to gain your audience attention

  • If you are not in presentation view press F5 on your keyboard to start.
  • If you want divert your audience attention away from the slide you have visible on the screen but you don’t want to close PowerPoint. Simply press B on your keyboard for a black screen or W for a white screen. This means your audience will not be distracted when you need to talk.
  • To bring your slide back, press either B or W on your keyboard and your slide will re appear.

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