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  • 1. Avoiding PowerPoint Overload By Liam, Deloris, Daniel,and Lizzy
  • 2. The brain has two channels for processing information
    • The Verbal Channel
      • Processes sound
    • The Visual Channel
      • Processes diagrams, writing, pictures, etc.
    • There are information capacities
    • Know your audience and communicate with them.
  • 3.
    • Five Fabulous ways to make a fantastic PowerPoint!
  • 4. Write a heading instead of a title
    • The Signaling Principle -mind learn better when more organized (outlines and headings)
    • Tea making instructions could be…
  • 5. Tea
    • This is bad because:
      • It doesn’t really tell you what the slide is about…
      • Instead, you should put:
  • 6. How to make a cup of Tea:
    • This is much better because:
      • It shows the same as the previous slide in a less useless way.
      • It tells you exactly what is in the slide.
  • 7. Use the Slide Sorter view when creating the PowerPoint
    • The Segmentation Principle -people learn better when presentation is in smaller sizes
    • Helps the author identify:
      • A flow
      • Missing information
      • Repetition
      • Clutter
      • Slide crowding
  • 8. Slide Sorter View
  • 9. Do not clutter your slides
    • The Modality Principle - people learn better hearing the lecture instead of the text on screen
    • Main ideas--too much text or visuals overloads the mind’s visual channel
    • Narrate more, write less
    • Use Notes Page view
  • 10. Present your information with visuals
    • The Multimedia Principle – the mind learns better with visuals
    • Some ways
      • Charts/ Graphs
      • Reduce words
      • Diagrams
    Apple
  • 11. Include only necessary information in your presentation
    • The Coherence Principle- reduce irrelevant details that could lead to different subjects
    • Summarize the topic with main idea and control bullet points
  • 12. Include only necessary information in your presentation (2)
    • Don’t copy and paste information from sites, use your own words
    • Make sure text covers topics and make sense without unnecessary details
    • Remember: Less is more!
  • 13.  
  • 14. Credits
    • http://esl.vcc.ca/eslvoc/ESLWEB/HEAR.GIF (hearing)
    • http://www.best-of-web.com/_images/080521-151906-007007.jpg (eye)
    • http:// se.ethz.ch/people/leitner/erl_g/image/tea_cup_small.jpg (tea)
    • http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/image-files/ppt_08-03.gif (slide sorter view)
    • http://adairjones.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/apple-full.jpg (apple)
    • http://www.guilamuir.com/ideasource/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/man-presenting-at-a-business-meeting.jpg (presenting)
    • http://www.getentrepreneurial.com/images/Life%20Success%20in%203%20Steps.jpg (success)