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Technology for Ministry Surrey Adventist Church, Feb.12, 2011
Visually Enhanced Technology 7 Guidelines to Consider Presentation Equipment Using Handouts The Media is Not the Message Presentation Software Digital Cameras Image Editing Questions
Guidelines to Consider Creating interesting slides for songs, sermon notes, and even announcements can add interest to any worship experience. Use compelling material Be careful about the design
Design: Font Type should be readable Avoid Fancy fonts Stick with Sans Serif Type size should be readable from expected distance of screen to the audience Size 11 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs Size 17 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs Size 24 The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs Size 36The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs
Design: Font Move from left to right Keep proportions One topic per slide Use Keywords Use Statements, not sentences Keep slides neat. Do not make them busy.
Design: Font Minimize the use of numbers Don’t leave your Screen Saver on Don’t use the edges of the slide
Design: Color Keep color combinations easy to read Stay neutral If at all possible, view slides through display device Color will change from one device to another.
Guidelines to Consider Creating interesting slides for songs, sermon notes, and even announcements can add interest to any worship experience. Use compelling material Be careful about the design Avoid the use of too much animation
Automation Too much distracts Can slow down the presentation Use with good judgment
Guidelines to Consider Keep it simple Don’t parrot Edit and spell check before presenting Timing is Everything
Presentation Equipment Resolution Most projectors are 1024 x 768 Some are 800 x 600 Screen Ratio Most projectors are 4:3 ratio Widescreen becoming popular with computers 16:9 Must match your presentation with display device
Using Handouts Note: Distribute handouts at the end - not during the presentation. PowerPoint allows for various types of handouts for your presentation Allows you to control how many per page Allows for note taking lines Grey Scale vs. Colour vs. B&W Usually grey scale is the best. If you have the money, color
The Media is NOT the Message You are the one giving the presentation Slides should enhance and/or re-enforce what you say Slides should not distract from your message Interact with the media whenever possible Point Use laser pointer Refer to slides
Presentation Software Create clean, media-rich presentations in minutes with quick access to your favorite bibles, lyrics and backgrounds. Microsoft Windows: Powerpoint MediaShout - (mediashout.com) Easy Worship - (easyworship.com) OpenOffice Impress - (download.openoffice.org)
Presentation Software Create clean, media-rich presentations in minutes with quick access to your favorite bibles, lyrics and backgrounds. Mac OS X Leopard: Keynote ProPresenter - (propresenter.com) LiveWorship - (liveworship.com) OpenOffice Impress - (download.openoffice.org)
Digital Cameras One of the best ways to get live shots of a person or event into PowerPoint or Keynote, etc. Size of the image is a major consideration Today super megapixel cameras have file sizes that are way too big to insert into a presentation. Will make the file HUGE Images need to be downsized before use
Image Editing(Crop, Rotate and Resize) Microsoft Windows: ImageResizer (XP, Vista, Windows 7) Microsoft Paint Windows Live Photo Gallery Windows 7) Adobe Photoshop Mac OS X Preview iphoto Drag-and-drop script Adobe Photoshop Online Photo Editors: (Can be used on Windows & Mac systems) Picnik (owned by Google):http://www.picnik.com Pixlr:http://pixlr.com Sumo Paint: http://www.sumopaint.com/app
Digital Cameras Media storage: CompactFlash SD (secure digital) xD Picture cards (Olympus & Fuji) MicroDrive Card Readers: Internal and external models Most efficient way to download digital memory cards. USB or FireWire