Creating Effective Presentations

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  • In addition to the life skills previously mentioned, powerpoint specifically also does these
  • In addition to the life skills previously mentioned, powerpoint specifically also does these
  • Do not use a template or start playing with colors.
  • * * * * * Difficult to do. Interact with the audience.
  • * * * TV v. projector, etc.
  • * * * TV v. projector, etc.
  • * * Scanned images and video are large. Do you need to email this? Teach students how to resize images.
  • * Or vice versa
  • Creating Effective Presentations

    1. 1. Creating Effective Presentations <ul><li>By Steve Katz </li></ul>
    2. 2. Keynote (PowerPoint) Terms <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul>
    3. 3. Why? <ul><li>Practice oral presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Used widely in education & business </li></ul>
    4. 4. Project Steps <ul><li>Start working on a blank presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all text first. </li></ul><ul><li>Add graphics and clip art. </li></ul><ul><li>Select theme. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to change images? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitions and animation </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul>
    5. 5. Presentation Checklist <ul><li>Know your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a focused message. </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics to help make your point. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use graphics wisely. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not read off the screen when you present. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Presentation Tips - Text <ul><li>Use statements, not sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Be brief </li></ul><ul><li>Use key words </li></ul><ul><li>One topic per slide </li></ul><ul><li>One thought per line </li></ul>
    7. 7. Presentation Tips - Text Size <ul><li>Use default size </li></ul><ul><li>Then adjust size for your equipment </li></ul><ul><li>6 x 6 Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Use upper & lower case (not all caps) </li></ul>
    8. 8. Presentation Tips - Graphics <ul><li>Images can strengthen your message </li></ul><ul><li>Can greatly increase your file size </li></ul>http://thephilter.com/2006/11/anvil-club/
    9. 9. Presentation Tips - Color <ul><li>Dark backgrounds with light text </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background, transitions, & animation </li></ul></ul>http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Colorful_pottery.jpg
    10. 10. Creating Effective Presentations <ul><li>By Steve Katz </li></ul>

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