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PowerPoint for Beginners (from the University of Maryland)

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  • Revised 11/4/04 Staff Training and Development University Libraries
  • Ppt Basic2003

    1. 1. PowerPoint for Beginners Staff Training & Development UM Libraries
    2. 2. Agenda <ul><li>Why use PowerPoint? </li></ul><ul><li>Content vs. design </li></ul><ul><li>F o n t and c o l o r </li></ul><ul><li>ClipArt déjà vu </li></ul><ul><li>Practice makes perfect! </li></ul><ul><li>Try it yourself </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why Use PowerPoint? <ul><li>Capture your presentation—major concepts, organization, charts, graphs and more all in one place! </li></ul><ul><li>Share your presentation with others on the Web or in easy PowerPoint handouts. </li></ul>
    4. 4. Content vs. design <ul><li>Write your presentation in outline view. </li></ul><ul><li>Play with graphics, colors and fonts in slide view. </li></ul>
    5. 5. F o n t and c o l o r <ul><li>Two or three fonts are plenty. </li></ul><ul><li>Pick three or four colors that look nice together. </li></ul><ul><li>Use high contrast colors for background and text. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget about red/green color-blindness. </li></ul>
    6. 6. ClipArt déjà vu <ul><li>Be a ClipArt minimalist. </li></ul><ul><li>Your audience has seen them all. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative; make your own! </li></ul>
    7. 7. Practice makes perfect! <ul><li>Practice where you preach so you can fix problems before you present. </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse your timings. </li></ul><ul><li>Show it to a friend before you make your debut. </li></ul>
    8. 8. Try It Yourself <ul><li>Download the PowerPoint Overview packet at http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/learning/handouts/powerpoint101.pdf and follow the directions to create your own PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul>

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