In this part . . . The fear of public speaking is the number one fear of most people — with the fear of death running a distant second. Although MicrosoftOffice 2007 can’t help you overcome your fear of death, it can help you overcome your fear of public speaking and giving presentations with the help of Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint can help you organize and design a presentation that can keep others so amused that they won’t even bother looking in your direction. When you use PowerPoint to create a presentation, you won’t need to rely on mere words, pointless hand gestures, or crudely drawn diagrams scribbled on a white board. With PowerPoint, you can give flawless presentations consisting of text, graphics, and even sound effects that people will remember. The next time you need to dazzle an audience (with facts, rumors, or blatant lies dressed up to look like facts), flip through this part of the book and see how PowerPoint can help you create dazzling slide show presentations and handouts that can clarify, emphasize, or entertainingly distort topics for your audience until you have a chance to sneak out of the room.