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Professional Skills - Powerpoint Skills (Handout)

Professional Skills - Powerpoint Skills (Handout)



This is a handout for a presentation given to palliative care fellows for the KUMC Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

This is a handout for a presentation given to palliative care fellows for the KUMC Palliative Medicine Fellowship.



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    • Professional Skills – PowerPoint Skills Workshop
      Presented August 20, 2009
      Audience: University of Kansas Medical Center Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program
      Location: Kansas City Hospice House
      Presenter: Christian Sinclair, MD – csinclair@kchospice.org
      DISCLAIMER: The information contained within is supplemental to a live presentation.
      COPYRIGHT: There is text which is being used under fair use for educational purposes and not for commercial value. They are referenced accordingly and should not be further distributed without proper attribution.
      INFORMATION BEGINS ON SECOND PAGEProfessional Skills – PowerPoint Skills Workshop
      Handout – Page 1/2
      Created by: Christian Sinclair, MD – csinclair@kchospice.org
      Understand evidence-based slide design for constructing presentations
      Increase confidence in using technology appropriately for education
      Rehabilitate three slides during the session using tactics taught during the session
      • Constructing professional slides
      • Optimizing graphics
      • Working with video
      • Implementing a pre-show
      • Tips for the talk
      • Handouts: Before, during or after?
      • Post-presentation
      Transcript vs. Teleprompter vs. Presentation
      Constructing Professional Slides:
      5 & 5 rule
      Five lines
      Five words per line
      Avoid fancy type styles – Serif vs. Sans Serif
      Be consistent
      Limited palette
      Grey out/ghosting
      Avoid red and green in same slide
      Use dark shades/contrast
      Do a fast visual scan
      Look for consistency:
      Of titles
      Of font size
      Of graphics.
      Of colors,
      Of punctuation
      Of citations
      Choose a style
      Maintain consistency
      Avoid citation in the title
      Author, title, journal, year
      Place in a text box
      Think Like a Designer
      Other Tips
      Simple bullets
      Don’t Overuse Capital Letters
      Title Case Is All Caps First
      Body case looks like this
      Avoid animated text
      Inches of monitor = Feet away to be legible
      Use a remote device if available
      Dim the lights, but not off
      Think about contrast of colors
      Classic Image Blunders: http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/08/10-ways-to-use-images-poorly.html
      • Image too small
      • Image randomly placed
      • Image almost full screen but not quite
      • Poor quality/pixelated
      • Contains watermark
      • Distorted
      • Tiled image
      • Clip art
      • Lame
      • Overlay text is hard to read
      • Five Data Slide Rules:
      Tell the truth
      Get to the point
      Pick the right tool for the job
      Highlight what’s important
      Keep it simple
      General Tips
      Copy figures and tables from PDF’s
      Use MWSnap or ‘Print Screen’ button
      Make your tables in Excel
      Copy using MWSnap
      Make your own figures and tables
      Include logo on the bumper slides only
      Know the boundaries of projection
      Safe area – 5-10% edge
      Ghosting or reveal
      Link to the web
      Select text to be linked then ‘Ctrl+K’
      Importing Movies:
      Multiple formats supported
      Look for AVI, WMV (Not QT)
      >Movies and Sounds
      >Movie from file
      Backup plan for sound
      Or have DVD cued
      Importing Sounds:
      Multiple formats supported
      Look for MP3
      >Movies and Sounds
      >Sound from file
      Have backup plan for sound
      Choice to play automatically
      Making a Pre-Show
      Like the movies
      Or both
      Best if made into a separate slide show
      Combine pictures and text
      Don’t forget to include on a few slides:
      Title of talk
      Your name, credentials
      Your organization
      How to make a pre-show
      Set to loop
      >Slide Show
      >Set Up Show
      >Loop continuously until ‘Esc’
      >Slide Transition
      >Automatically after: (usually 5-10 sec)
      >Apply to all
      Tip During the Presentation
      Working with multiple windows
      Running a presentation from the start
      Running a presentation from current slide
      ‘Shift + F5’
      During a presentation
      B = black screen
      W = white screen
      Writing on screen = ‘Ctrl+P’
      Back to arrow = ‘Ctrl+A’
      Erase marks = ‘E’
      Go to a slide number = ‘number’ + ‘Enter’
      End a slideshow ‘Esc’
      Wireless control
      Gain mobility, Security blanket, +/- Laser pointer, Get your own
      Back-ups and other computers
      Jump/USB/thumb drive
      PPT vs. PPTX compatibility
      Upload to Slideshare or Scribd
      Bring your own computer
      Compatibility issues with more complex talks
      Handouts: before or after?
      Web resources for good presentations:
      Slide:ology Book and Blog: blog.duarte.com
      Six Minutes http://sixminutes.dlugan.com/
      TED: Ideas worth spreading http://www.ted.com/
      Presentation Zen http://www.presentationzen.com/