How to make effective PPT presentations Lucas Marra Yvette Helder Leonardo
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Use video and audio Use video and audiois a great way to convey your message more effectively. It makes your presentation more dynamic.
Use graphics to emphasize key points Graphics can often convey more to the audience than can text. Using charts instead of text is a good option to avoid that your presentation become boring.
Use animations and transitions wisely Having text and graphics appear on screen just when you need them can be a nice touch. Animations and transitions help the presenter to control the presentation's pace.
Outline your presentation type a slide title and some bullet points for main topics on each slide use the outline pane where you can type your entire presentation outline in one window and add slides to your presentation as you go on organize your ideas reasonably and create logical sections
Use master´s and layouts to save time the master is a central option through which you can add content and do formatting it helps you to keep your slides consistent example: placing a logo on all slides
Consider differences between print and on-screen presentations dark layouts look good on the screen but not if you print them the same happens if you have footer content, which easily distracts the audience in on-screen presentations, but which is sometimes necessary for printed presentations
Use notes pages and handouts Power Point provides an option: to write notes for yourself; to create notes which you can print for your viewers instead of crowding your slides with text;
Keep file size manageable Compress the media in your files Use native Power Point features whenever possible instead of importing or embedding objects from other programs
Turn off (or manage) AutoCorrect layout options They can be big time-savers, correcting what you would have to revise slide by slide But they can format your text and build disparity among the different slides
Know exactly what your viewers will see Save the presentation in the PowerPoint slide show format Master the slides in case you are the presenter Some media will not play correctly on the recipient's computer, be prepared