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This project was created for an Academic Library course for the SLIS department at the Unviersity of Southern Mississippi.

This project was created for an Academic Library course for the SLIS department at the Unviersity of Southern Mississippi.

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  • 1. Simple ComplexityNavigating the Maze ofPowerPoint Technology
  • 2.  Who will learn from this video?  Students who may have limited experience with PowerPoint  Students required to give presentations for Bachelor’s or Master’s capstone classes  Anyone interested in creating impressive PowerPoints What are the main objectives?  Creating acceptable PowerPoints  Using all aspects of PowerPoint  Creating powerful presentations These instructions are based on PowerPoint 2010 technology.
  • 3. Creating BasicPowerPointsLearning the Technology
  • 4. What does a presentation need?A chosen theme to use throughout the PowerPointA selection of screens to present information about a topic
  • 5. Choosing the Appropriate Theme PowerPoint technology is known for its ability to present information in intriguing and appealing ways. Yet, this technology is confusing to use. Its features can be used effectively or abused to be a flashy presentation which is actually a failed use of the PowerPoint technology.
  • 6. Steps to choose the appropriate theme Step 1o If using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2010, click the word DESIGN in the top left had corner.
  • 7. Steps to choose the appropriate theme Step 2 Then, choose one of the chosen layouts. If the appropriate layout is not found, then click the arrows to expand the options.
  • 8. Interactive ActivityAPPROPRIATE TEMPLATE USAGE
  • 9. Choose the most appropriate template for thepresented scenario.
  • 10. Scenario 1You are asked to give apresentation demonstratingyour PowerPoint abilitiesabout an interesting topic ofyour choice.
  • 11. Would this slide be appropriate?Decide YES or NO.
  • 12. If you thought YES… You are correct. This template shows your ability to use technology and still presents the information in a clear manner.
  • 13. If you thought NO… You are not correct. This slide would be appropriate because this template shows your skills and presents information in a clear manner.
  • 14. Would this slide be appropriate?Decide YES or NO.
  • 15. If you thought YES… You are not correct. This slide would not be appropriate because this template does not show your skills although it does present information in a clear manner.
  • 16. If you thought NO… You are correct. This slide would not be appropriate because this template does not show your skills although it presents information in a clear manner.
  • 17. Scenario 2For your history final, you arerequired to present the paperyou wrote using aPowerPoint presentation.
  • 18. Would this slide be appropriate?Decide YES or NO.
  • 19. If you thought YES… You are correct. This template would be acceptable for this type of presentation. This is a situation where content is much more important than visual appeal.
  • 20. If you thought NO… You are not correct. This slide will be successful in presenting information. It is clear without distraction.
  • 21. Would this slide be appropriate?Decide YES or NO.
  • 22. If you thought YES… You are not correct. Dark backgrounds make the information hard to read. It is also hard to concentrate on textual information.
  • 23. If you thought NO… You are correct. Dark backgrounds make the information hard to read. It is also hard to concentrate on textual information.
  • 24. Choosing the Appropriate Slide Once the appropriate template is chosen, it is important to position your text in the most appropriate place. This requires you to choose the most appropriate layout.
  • 25. Choosing the Appropriate Slide Step 1 Click on the home tab. Then click on the arrow under the words new slide. Doing this will allow you to see all of the slide options available. Click on the most appropriate slide. If you don’t like the slide, delete it and choose again.
  • 26. ConclusionTo create basic PowerPoint presentations,  Chose the appropriate template for the setting, the topic, and the audience.  Decide on the appropriate slide layout and insert textual information.  Remember to save as a PowerPoint presentation.
  • 27. Using SpecialFeaturesHaving Fun with Technology
  • 28. Using Special Features Using Shapes Smart Using ImagesArt Diagrams Using Tables In PowerPoint Data Set 1 Data Set 2
  • 29. How to Use Shapes Click on the box of outline shapes located in a box on the home screen. It will That’s enlarge to give you more options. it! Choose the shape and click to size and position the shape on the screen.
  • 30. How to Use Word Art Click on the word insert to access the tab which includes Word Art. Click on Word Art, choose the text style to use. (Word Art is best for small groups of words.)
  • 31. How to Use Smart Art Click on the word insert to access the tab which includes Smart Art. Click on Smart Art, choose the diagram to use. That’s it!
  • 32. How to Use Images To add images, click on insert. Click on the picture icon and choose the picture you want, which is saved on your computer. Click and resize the image to fit in your presentation. That’s it!
  • 33. How to Use Objects Click on the word insert to access the tab which includes Objects. Click on the object icon and choose to either make a document or attach a saved word document, spreadsheet, or PDF you want. Click and resize the image of the object to fit in your presentation. During the presentation, click on the object to access it.
  • 34. How to Use Charts Click on the word insert to access the tab which includes Table. Click on the table icon and choose the size. Insert your data into the chart. How To Use Charts That’s it!
  • 35. Creating PowerfulPresentationsSuccess!
  • 36. Techniques forPresentation Success1. Use features wisely to refer to the focal point.2. Use limited text so that your audience listens rather than reads your presentation.3. Tailor to your presentation to your audience.4. Use designs that reflect your topic.5. Simple, yet complex, slides effectively present your message.

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