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A quick how to and summary of industry best practises for powerpoint speaker presentations, by ES COmputer Training, www.escomputertraining.com ... see website for full courses.

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  • These are the four main uses and means of presenting PowerPoint's Speaker – as in what you are watching now, most common Kiosks, where people see and can operate a powerPoint to search for information - most often at a tradeshow, see a menu and can click on options they are interested in – also used in webinars Complete show – to email information – text is boring, great opportunity to capture and keep interest Webpage format – lots of detailed text. User can choose exactly what they are interested in reading about – usually not the whole show – lots of user control, no sound or animation.
  • Speaker pres Most common and will be main focus The PowerPoint presentation is meant to enhance and reinforce the speakers content. Audience is here to see and listen to the speaker PowerPoint is the sparest , least wordy of all
  • The PowerPoint presentation is meant to enhance and reinforce the speakers content. Audience is here to see and listen to the speaker Here are the best practises for creating them Covering, text, graphics, formats
  • Here are the rules - No paragraphs of content – it is not a book - people will just read the paragraph No more than 7 words per line - meant to focus ideas and reinforce the main point of what the speaker is saying No more than 7 lines of text per page – this one has 5 People read ahead. - points should come up one at a time – if there are a lot of them as in the agenda and they are separate, have them dim Point form text should reinforce speaker comments – cannot stress this enough – support each other speakers words
  • Sparingly – too many pictures and too much flash, point is lost or the attention is lost Emphansis - reinforce Fashion and style – colours – every year, house styles after 10 years – powerpoint graphics – 3 years
  • This rule gets broken most often
  • One of the worst mistakes people make in presentations is to click through slides and not cover one of the ones. There is a Hide slide feature in PowerPoint, and no need for this. Audience immediately focuses on what they didn’t see. If you can:: Very little is needed to tailor a presentation to an audience. Tailoring refocuses attention – people always pay attention when you talk about them – don’t know whats going to be said.
  • Every presentation needs the run through… no kidding Lincoln (US President) once said, if you are going to present for an hour, be kid to your audience and prepare for 3 hours. (He didn’t mean prepare 3 hours of material, and he didn’t mean spend 3 hours on your makeup and clothes!) No spend 3 hours practising and writing , if you are a natural. I am not an natural, and I spend a lot more.
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    1. 1. PowerPoint
    2. 2. Guidelines <ul><li>Speaker Presentations </li></ul><ul><li>Kiosks </li></ul><ul><li>Complete Shows </li></ul><ul><li>Web Page Formats - Informational </li></ul>© copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    3. 3. Speaker Presentations guidelines © copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    4. 4. Speaker Presentations <ul><li>PowerPoint is meant to focus attention on the speaker’s content </li></ul>
    5. 5. Text: For a speaker presentation: <ul><li>No paragraphs of content </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 7 words per line </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 7 lines of text per page </li></ul><ul><li>People read ahead. </li></ul><ul><li>Point form text should reinforce speaker comments </li></ul>© copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    6. 6. Graphics To Enhance <ul><li>Use sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>For emphasis </li></ul><ul><li>Graphics age every 3 years </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Change often </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>© copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    7. 7. Backgrounds and formats <ul><li>Microsoft Templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>seen many times over </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>original ? or visually pleasing? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Alternatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>your corporate backgrounds and logos </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>create your own background. </li></ul></ul>© copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    8. 8. Speaker Presentations T he Slide Carousel <ul><li>Only enough slides for your presentation </li></ul><ul><ul><li>no need for full slide carousel </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Tailor presentation to your local and specific audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Include names </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>area of interest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>geographical area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>specific circumstances </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For example, For the Ottawa insurance broker and business professional…..   </li></ul></ul></ul>© copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    9. 9. Practise, practise, practise… <ul><li>Stand tall </li></ul><ul><li>Smile </li></ul><ul><li>And most of all </li></ul>© copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
    10. 10. Enjoy the presentation © copyright 2009, ES Computer Training, all rights reserved
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