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Some Advice on Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
Creating a Great Presentation <ul><li>Remember what you are putting in, why, and what it brings to the presentation as a w...
PowerPoint Design <ul><li>The following slides depict ways to improve a PowerPoint with some simple techniques </li></ul>
When Using Images, make sure they relate to the text <ul><li>Poor Alignment: </li></ul><ul><li>The film  Indiana Jones  us...
Make Sure that the Text is Easily Readable <ul><li>Cannot be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot be easily read </li></ul...
Repetition <ul><li>Do not use different fonts and colors throughout the PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be very distr...
Make it Flow <ul><li>Keep slides that relate to one another grouped together. </li></ul><ul><li>Can aid in getting the mes...
Making the Presentation Work <ul><li>The following slides give some additional advice on what one should do when creating ...
Be Concise Whenever Possible <ul><li>Herman Goering </li></ul><ul><li>Born Jan. 12, 1893 </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler’s chosen...
What to do When Animating your PowerPoint (Adding an Effect) <ul><li>Slide Animation -> Custom Animation </li></ul><ul><li...
Make sure that not everything you’re going to say is in your PowerPoint <ul><li>Keep certain things brief and concise  </l...
Make Sure it Flows <ul><li>Do not simply post slides randomly </li></ul><ul><li>Try to make each slide lead to the next </...
Including references to Pop Culture, etc. <ul><li>If appropriate, use something in Popular Culture such a movie television...
Seinfeld : Series Finale <ul><li>The episode lists the numerous things that Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer have done du...
Monk : “Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever” <ul><li>Natalie: “I see now, it’s not bad Karma, it’s good Karma.” </li></ul><ul><li>St...
“ Instant Karma”: John Lennon <ul><li>The song describes how many people in society spend their lives mocking and demeanin...
Mock Presentation <ul><li>It’s always good to go through a little trial and error before the final presentation. </li></ul...
Remember to Have Fun <ul><li>Remember to have fun with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and imaginative when doing your P...
Good Luck! <ul><li>I hope this was useful in the creation of your own PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your b...
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  1. 1. Some Advice on Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
  2. 2. Creating a Great Presentation <ul><li>Remember what you are putting in, why, and what it brings to the presentation as a whole </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not just about the information </li></ul><ul><li>It’s about how you present the information. </li></ul>
  3. 3. PowerPoint Design <ul><li>The following slides depict ways to improve a PowerPoint with some simple techniques </li></ul>
  4. 4. When Using Images, make sure they relate to the text <ul><li>Poor Alignment: </li></ul><ul><li>The film Indiana Jones uses religious icons and symbols </li></ul><ul><li>One example: The Ark of the Covenant. </li></ul><ul><li>Good Alignment: </li></ul><ul><li>The film Indiana Jones uses religious icons and symbols </li></ul><ul><li>One example: The Ark of the Covenant. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Make Sure that the Text is Easily Readable <ul><li>Cannot be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Cannot be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Can be easily read </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure that the colors do not blend in with the background easily. </li></ul><ul><li>Even if you can read in on your screen, it may be difficult to read when presenting. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Repetition <ul><li>Do not use different fonts and colors throughout the PowerPoint. </li></ul><ul><li>It can be very distracting to the learner. </li></ul><ul><li>The presentation can quickly lose it’s influence on the audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same fonts and font colors throughout. </li></ul><ul><li>It helps a great deal in keeping the audience from getting distracted. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Make it Flow <ul><li>Keep slides that relate to one another grouped together. </li></ul><ul><li>Can aid in getting the message across by not going off-topic. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Making the Presentation Work <ul><li>The following slides give some additional advice on what one should do when creating a PowerPoint presentation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Be Concise Whenever Possible <ul><li>Herman Goering </li></ul><ul><li>Born Jan. 12, 1893 </li></ul><ul><li>Hitler’s chosen successor, and commander of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) </li></ul><ul><li>Herman Wilhelm Goering was born on January 12 th in 1893. He was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi party. He was not only Hitler’s chosen successor, he was also the commander of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force). </li></ul>This Not This
  10. 10. What to do When Animating your PowerPoint (Adding an Effect) <ul><li>Slide Animation -> Custom Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a few things in mind. </li></ul><ul><li>If you choose to animate the text, make sure that you have it animate by text box or sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Never by word or letter </li></ul><ul><li>It will become tedious if you do. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not animate too much on one slide </li></ul>
  11. 11. Make sure that not everything you’re going to say is in your PowerPoint <ul><li>Keep certain things brief and concise </li></ul><ul><li>Feel free to add more verbally when giving your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t make it look like you’re reading off your PowerPoint. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Make Sure it Flows <ul><li>Do not simply post slides randomly </li></ul><ul><li>Try to make each slide lead to the next </li></ul><ul><li>Put the different slides into categories. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure you begin with a proper introduction, and end with a conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>(not including the reference slide). </li></ul>
  13. 13. Including references to Pop Culture, etc. <ul><li>If appropriate, use something in Popular Culture such a movie television show, or song. </li></ul><ul><li>Can help keep audience’s attention </li></ul><ul><li>For example, if you had a Presentation on the religious belief of Karma </li></ul><ul><li>You could do some slides with such references. </li></ul><ul><li>(See following slides for visual examples). </li></ul>
  14. 14. Seinfeld : Series Finale <ul><li>The episode lists the numerous things that Jerry, George, Elaine, and Kramer have done during the series. </li></ul><ul><li>This is literally a judgment of their sins on earth. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Monk : “Mr. Monk Gets Cabin Fever” <ul><li>Natalie: “I see now, it’s not bad Karma, it’s good Karma.” </li></ul><ul><li>Stottlemeyer: “What?” </li></ul><ul><li>Natalie: “Monk. Bad things happen, and he’s there to fix them, that’s a good thing, right?” </li></ul><ul><li>Stottlemeyer: “Yeah, yeah it’s a good thing.” </li></ul>
  16. 16. “ Instant Karma”: John Lennon <ul><li>The song describes how many people in society spend their lives mocking and demeaning other in order to give their own lives meaning. </li></ul><ul><li>From the song: </li></ul><ul><li>“ Instant karma’s gonna get you. Gonna knock you right on the head.” “Well we all shine on. Everyone come on.” </li></ul>
  17. 17. Mock Presentation <ul><li>It’s always good to go through a little trial and error before the final presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a group of people that fit your demographic watch your PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Afterwards, have them give you some feedback on what was good and what can be improved in your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Practice makes perfect! </li></ul>
  18. 18. Remember to Have Fun <ul><li>Remember to have fun with it. </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative and imaginative when doing your PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Makes doing the project so much more enjoyable. </li></ul>
  19. 19. Good Luck! <ul><li>I hope this was useful in the creation of your own PowerPoint presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your best and it will come out wonderfully! </li></ul>
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