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Advice on PowerPoint Advice on PowerPoint Presentation Transcript

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