How To Use Power Point Effectively by: Felicia Molera
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    How To Use Power Point Effectively by: Felicia Molera How To Use Power Point Effectively by: Felicia Molera Presentation Transcript

    • How to Use PowerPoint Effectively
    • Outline View
      • The most important part of the presentation is the content rather than flashy graphics.
      • The best way to develop the presentation is by mapping the content first in an overview.
      • This view only shows the text of each slide.
      • By using the Outline View first, you ensure that the content of your presentation is solid before you concern yourself with the visual elements.
    • Contrasting Colors
      • If you want the audience to see what is on the slide you want to use a lot of contrasting colors.
      • Its suggested to use dark backgrounds to light fonts for the best results.
      • Some projectors have duller colors than that of your screen so you may want to test them first.
    • Using big enough font
      • Make sure the font you are using is big enough for the audience to see.
      • Generally any font size smaller than 24 is too small.
      • 28-32 is best for text and a 36-44 is best for titles.
    • Stop moving text
      • When text comes on the screen it is best not to let it go too long so the audience returns attention back to the information.
      • It makes it harder for the audience members to pay attention to the information when you have text zooming around.
      • In addition moving text prolongs the presentation.
    • Turning the pointer off
      • Its very annoying during a presentation to have the pointer appearing on the screen cuz the movement on the screen takes away from the presenter.
      • To prevent this from happening push Ctrl-H during the presentation, this prevents mouse movement from distracting and appearing during your presentation.
    • Use the PowerPoint Viewer to Present
      • There is a free program you can get from Microsoft called “PowerPoint viewer” that is a great tool for presenters.
      • This program was developed so if someone did not have PowerPoint, they could still look at the slides if they needed to.
      • A plus to this program is it also has a list that you can use to look at a full list of multiple presentations.
    • Have Slides at the End of Your Presentation
      • The use of this is to have at least 3 copies of your last slide, so if you advance too far the audience wont know and it wont drop off.
      • After the final slides you might want to have some Q&A slides answering any questions you think may occur.
      • The absolute final slide should be a blank slide so this is a failsafe.
    • Be able to Jump to Any Slide
      • Power point has feature that allows you to jump quickly to any slide in your presentation.
      • To do this you need to know the number of the order of the slides though.
      • The easiest way to print up a desired list of slides is to go to the outline view and collapse the detail (there is a button on the left side of the screen that does this).
    • Blanking the screen
      • Sometimes you may want to make the screen to disappear to give the undivided attention of the audience to the presenter.
      • To do this just push the B key and it will blank the screen.
      • To undue this just push the B key again and it will return to normal.
    • Draw on the screen during a presentation
      • Sometimes it can be valuable to be able to draw on your screen during a presentation to illustrate a specific item.
      • This can be done by pushing Ctrl-P to combine the use of a pen on the screen. Then with the left mouse button you can draw on the desired slides.
      • To erase what you have done push Ctrl-E, to hide the pen press Ctrl-H.
    • Classroom Use for power point
      • A great use of power point in the class room are presentation.
      • It is a much easier way to take notes and instead of writing all the information out
      • Also using power point will allow the children to put up pictures and the other children to see what they are talking about
    • The End