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Beyond PowerPoint            Justin McCreary       mccrearw@email.sc.eduSouth Carolina EdTech 2011 Conference             ...
Be Brief• Limit what you put on slides• Focus on Key Points
Be Concise Whenever Possible This                       Not This• Herman Goering          • Herman Wilhelm Goering        ...
Images• Use images when  appropriate
Make Sure that the Text is Easily Readable• Cannot be easily read    • Can be easily read• Cannot be easily read    • Can ...
Text Size• Make sure the text size is large• Never less than 18 font size
Repetition• Do not use different            • Use the same fonts and  fonts and colors                  font colors throug...
Flow• Make sure the presentation has an order• Information is appropriately grouped
Exceptions• PowerPoint as Handouts/Notes• Reference Slides• Slides with specific examples
What to do When Animating your    PowerPoint (Adding an Effect)• Slide Animation -> Custom Animation• Keep a few things in...
Sound Effects• Sound effects can also be added to the  animations• Can be distracting• Try to limit or not use them at all...
Speaking• Be Clear when you  speak
Mock Presentation• It’s always good to go through a little trial and  error before the final presentation.• Have a group o...
Remember to Have Fun• Remember to have fun with it.• Be creative and imaginative.
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  1. 1. Beyond PowerPoint Justin McCreary mccrearw@email.sc.eduSouth Carolina EdTech 2011 Conference 10/26/11
  2. 2. Be Brief• Limit what you put on slides• Focus on Key Points
  3. 3. Be Concise Whenever Possible This Not This• Herman Goering • Herman Wilhelm Goering was born on January 12th in• Born Jan. 12, 1893 1893. He was a German• Hitler’s chosen politician, military leader, successor, and and leading member of the Nazi party. He was not only commander of the Hitler’s chosen successor, Luftwaffe (German Air he was also the commander Force) of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).
  4. 4. Images• Use images when appropriate
  5. 5. Make Sure that the Text is Easily Readable• Cannot be easily read • Can be easily read• Cannot be easily read • Can be easily read• Cannot 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.
  6. 6. Text Size• Make sure the text size is large• Never less than 18 font size
  7. 7. Repetition• Do not use different • Use the same fonts and fonts and colors font colors throughout. throughout the PowerPoint. • It helps a great deal in keeping the audience• It can be very distracting to from getting distracted. the learner.• The presentation can quickly lose it’s influence on the audience.
  8. 8. Flow• Make sure the presentation has an order• Information is appropriately grouped
  9. 9. Exceptions• PowerPoint as Handouts/Notes• Reference Slides• Slides with specific examples
  10. 10. 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• Do not animate too much on one slide
  11. 11. Sound Effects• Sound effects can also be added to the animations• Can be distracting• Try to limit or not use them at all• Make sure they have a purpose
  12. 12. Speaking• Be Clear when you speak
  13. 13. Mock Presentation• It’s always good to go through a little trial and error before the final presentation.• Have a group of people watch your presentation.• Afterwards, have them give you some feedback• Practice makes perfect!
  14. 14. Remember to Have Fun• Remember to have fun with it.• Be creative and imaginative.
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