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  • Power point and public speaking

    1. 1. PowerPoint and Public Speaking: Audience and Purpose Thematic World History Fall 2005
    2. 2. Goal PowerPoint and Public Speaking To use PowerPoint as an effective tool to supplement an oral presentation or speech.
    3. 3. Sample Slides by Adults PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    4. 4. Role of the Teacher <ul><li>How is technology integrated into the classroom? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current practices - new ways </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New practices </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Technology impacts the role of teachers </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuum of practice: teacher-centered, whole group, student-centered, teacher as guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Shift of pedagogy, including </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>students as teachers </li></ul></ul>Source: Microsoft Corporation
    5. 5. Pleasure <ul><li>“ It is difficult to imagine effective teachers who do not have an abiding fascination with their subjects, who do not love being among students, and who do not gain fulfillment from nourishing others’ minds and lives . . . Teaching, that is, ought to bring and give pleasure of many kinds; it should be play as well as work . . . At its very best, teaching is a form of intellectual play in which students are invited to join.” </li></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking Source: The Hill School
    6. 6. Examples of Meeting the Full Need and Gapping <ul><li>College A B </li></ul><ul><li>Cost of Education $35,000 $35,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Parent Contribution $10,000 $10,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Eligibility for Aid $25,000 $25,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Aid Awarded $25,000 $20,000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Unmet Need -0- $ 5,000 </li></ul></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking Source: Elaine Solinga: CT College
    7. 7. PowerPoint and Public Speaking Source: James Wickenden
    8. 8. Sample Slides by Students PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    9. 9. PowerPoint and Public Speaking Government -lowering employer contributions to the Central Provident Fund -freezing overall wage levels for 1986 and 1987 -reducing corporate income taxes from 40 to 30 percent -reducing personal income taxes in line with corporate taxes -introducing an investment allowance of 30 percent to encourage more investment in equipment and machinery -lower costs by 30 percent while at the same time increasing productivity and what they did...
    10. 10. The Future of China <ul><li>It is hypothesized that in the next 10 years China’s government will either change by democratic choice or by a revolution or by force. </li></ul><ul><li>The new leader of the Capitalist party, Hu Jintao, hopes to resolve this struggle with the people of China and not have to use fatal tactics. </li></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    11. 11. PowerPoint and Public Speaking Present Day Trends http://www.phillips66.com/energyanswers/images/Charts-Graphs/OPEC-Production-1999-2002.jpg
    12. 12. Background <ul><ul><li>UNITA </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Civil Wars </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Conflict Diamonds </li></ul></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    13. 13. Optimizing slides for public speaking PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    14. 14. Tufte says no! <ul><li>The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ISBN: 0-9613921-5-0 </li></ul></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    15. 15. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint (Tufte) <ul><li>Entirely presenter- oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Not content- oriented </li></ul><ul><li>Not audience-oriented </li></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    16. 16. Famous NASA space shuttle slide (Tufte analysis) PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    17. 17. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint <ul><li>Foreshortening of evidence and thought. </li></ul><ul><li>Low spatial resolution. </li></ul><ul><li>Deeply hierarchical single-path structure. </li></ul><ul><li>Breaking up narrative and data into slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid temporal sequencing of thin information. </li></ul><ul><li>Conspicuous decoration. </li></ul>PowerPoint and Public Speaking
    18. 18. Guideline #1 PowerPoint and Public Speaking Your audience is focused on you, not the slides.
    19. 19. Guideline #2 PowerPoint and Public Speaking Your audience is listening to you, not reading the slides.
    20. 20. Guideline #3 PowerPoint and Public Speaking If you use text, it should be brief and to the point.
    21. 21. Guideline #4 PowerPoint and Public Speaking A picture is worth a thousand words.
    22. 22. Guideline #5 PowerPoint and Public Speaking Maps and charts can be effectively used.
    23. 23. Guideline #6 PowerPoint and Public Speaking Special effects will distract your audience.
    24. 24. Guideline #7 PowerPoint and Public Speaking Consistent design and effects make following slides easier.
    25. 25. Guideline #8 PowerPoint and Public Speaking Use the “build” technique for more complex ideas.
    26. 26. Questions? PowerPoint and Public Speaking