How To Use Power Point Effectively
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How To Use Power Point Effectively



ETT 101 Assignment #5

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How To Use Power Point Effectively How To Use Power Point Effectively Presentation Transcript

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