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  • 1. Effective Presentations Tips for Creating and Giving Presentations Effective Presentations: Tips for Creating and Giving Presentations By Donna Boling
  • 2.
    • Creating your Slideshow
  • 3. Presentation Software: The Choices
    • Powerpoint- over 20 years old!
    • Flash-requires high degree of proficiency
    • Keynote- Mac users only
    • Open Office Impress- free/opensource
  • 4. Online Presentation Tools
    • Google docs: Presentation
    • Zoho Show
    • Thinkfree (requires a download)
  • 5. Presentation Tips: The Document
    • Text color and background
    • Text font choice-serif or not serif
    • Text size-heading vs. text
    • Avoid using too much text
    • In most case, use bullets rather than sentences
  • 6. Text Tips
  • 7. Text tips
  • 8. Beyond the Text
    • Limit the number of slides
    • Keep the look consistent from slide to slide
    • Don’t use busy or distracting backgrounds
    • Use animations and transitions sparingly
  • 9. Beyond the Text
    • Avoid distractions-not too many graphics
    • Use high quality graphics
    • Use “white space”
    • Let a picture or graphic tell a story
  • 10. Your Turn
    • Create one or two slides using the previous presentation creation tips
    • Topic: 5 tips when giving (not creating) your presentation
  • 11.
    • Giving your Presentation
  • 12. Tips for Giving Presentations: Opening
    • Know your topic thoroughly
    • Use the opening to catch the interest of the audience
    • Summarize your topic before beginning the actual presentation
  • 13. Tips for Giving Presentations: Speaking
    • Speak at a natural, moderate rate
    • Project your voice
    • Don’t read your slides aloud-your audience can read faster than you can speak!
    • Use pauses between slides
    • Remember the “B” key
  • 14. Tips for Giving Presentations: Body Language
    • Keep your eyes on the audience
    • Use natural gestures
    • Don’t turn your back on the audience
    • Don’t hide behind the computer
    • Use notes as a reference
    • Move around for effect
  • 15. Tips for Giving Presentations:
    • Show enthusiasm
    • Practice, practice, practice!!!