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  • Compaq 386 ran at a speed of 16MHz and had a 40Mb hard drive. This was the beginning of computers and technology for me. And now today, over 20 years later, many things have changed in the computer and technology world. We’ve gone from megabytes to gigabytes to tetra bytes over night. ----- Meeting Notes (11-01-10 15:21) -----Compaq 386 ran at a speed of 16MHz and had a 40Mb hard drive. This was the beginning of computers and technology for me. And now today, over 20 years later, many things have changed in the computer and technology world. We’ve gone from megabytes to gigabytes to tetra bytes over night.
  • Picnik was acquired by Google on March 1, 2010.
  • 6 technology seminar-visually_enhanced_technology

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

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