How To Use Power Point Effectively

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How To Use Power Point Effectively

  1. 1. How to use PowerPoint effectively Maximize your effectiveness with these simple techniques
  2. 2. Know your audience Your presentation should be: Demographic appropriate Use vocabulary and images suitable for the anticipated age and education level of your audience
  3. 3. Achieve your objective <ul><li>Your presentation should : </li></ul><ul><li>Focus on your key objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Know your objectives beforehand and make sure your presentation addresses all of your key objectives </li></ul>
  4. 4. Choose a unifying theme <ul><li>Design your slides to use a unifying theme. </li></ul><ul><li>Common background </li></ul><ul><li>Contrasting but easy-to-read colors </li></ul><ul><li>Standardized font and font size. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Engage your audience <ul><li>Create c o l o r f u l and informative </li></ul><ul><li>slides </li></ul>
  6. 6. Avoid distractions <ul><li>Examples of common distractions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Moving text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li> Animated graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pointless illustrations  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Arrow cursor – hide by pressing Ctrl-h </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>EXCESSIVE UPPER CASE and poor color choices </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too busy – too much text on one slide – more slides is always a better choice than more text! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Text too small for the audience to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bad transitions to the next slide </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Remember <ul><li>PowerPoint slides should be points … not essays </li></ul><ul><li>Assume your audience can read and avoid reading every word of your presentation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Use graphs and charts with care Be sure they clarify rather than CoNfuSe
  9. 9. In the Classroom <ul><li>Ideas for using PowerPoint in the classroom </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight key points in daily lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Highlight upcoming events </li></ul><ul><li>Parents’ night presentations </li></ul>
  10. 10. Watch the time <ul><li>Keep your presentation concise and to the </li></ul><ul><li>point </li></ul>
  11. 11. Take care of the P’s <ul><li>P repare, </li></ul><ul><li>P ractice and </li></ul><ul><li>P erfect … </li></ul><ul><li>but when the time comes to P resent … </li></ul>
  12. 12. Relax <ul><li>Relax </li></ul><ul><li>and </li></ul><ul><li>have </li></ul><ul><li>FUN! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thanks for your time <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>Bev Sutton </li></ul>

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