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10 Top Tips for PowerPoint (Ignite style presentation)


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A five minute presentation in the Ignite format. Covers my Top 10 Tips for Powerpoint. (Built using 2003 version, but examples will work in newer versions too).
Includes tips on using presenter view, videos and pictures, bullet points and infographics. Covers my four 'P's of presenting.
Delivered using the Ignite format, a five-minute presentation using 20 slides that automatically advance after 15 seconds. Sorry, the animations won't work properly in this slideshare format).

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10 Top Tips for PowerPoint (Ignite style presentation)

  1. 1. 10 Top Tips for PowerPoint Unless indicated otherwise, content in this presentation is licensed by @ darrenwhitelaw : justice.vic
  2. 2. Let’s start with a look at what I’m going to cover… Power Powerpoint
  3. 3. A few handy tricks can be worth their weight in gold!
  4. 4. TIP #1 Present meaningful and clear data
  5. 5. <ul><li>Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Preparation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. P lanning saves you time
  7. 7. P ractice makes perfect
  8. 8. P reparation saves red faces <ul><li>Get there early </li></ul><ul><li>Bring a backup </li></ul><ul><li>Hard copy too </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume internet </li></ul><ul><li>Copy fonts. </li></ul>
  9. 9. But I reckon there’s a fourth P… P imp out your presso!
  10. 10. Use master slides to save you time TIP #2
  11. 11. Use bullet points sparingly <ul><li>No more than five per page </li></ul><ul><li>Keep lines short </li></ul><ul><li>Line spacing helps </li></ul><ul><li>Less is more – few syllables </li></ul><ul><li>Full stop end of last point. </li></ul>TIP #3
  12. 12. A picture tells a thousand words TIP #4
  13. 13. <ul><li>Really Ugly fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Crazy colours </li></ul><ul><li>Tacky transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Flying animations </li></ul>Don’t do tricks just because you know how to <ul><li>Clipart </li></ul><ul><li>Moving things. </li></ul>TIP #5
  14. 14. Insert video properly TIP #6
  15. 15. Save all files together using ‘Package for CD’ TIP #7
  16. 16. Save as a PPT show (.PPS) TIP #8
  17. 17. Save as a PPT show (.PPS) TIP #8
  18. 18. Presenter view lets you read your notes TIP #9
  19. 19. Presenter view lets you read your notes TIP #9
  20. 20. <ul><li>Give the tips a try </li></ul><ul><li>Follow the four ‘P’s </li></ul><ul><li>Faster and Easier. </li></ul>
  21. 21. TIP #10 End with a blank slide
  22. 22. Whew! That’s it… questions?
  23. 23. Re-using this presentation? The fine print… <ul><li>Parts of this presentation not under copyright or licensed to others (as indicated) have been made available under the Creative Commons Licence 2.5 </li></ul><ul><li>Put simply, this means: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you are free to share, copy and distribute this work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you can remix and adapt this work </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Under the following conditions </li></ul><ul><ul><li>you must attribute the work to the author: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Darren Whitelaw ( ) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>you must share alike – so if you alter or build upon this work you have to keep these same conditions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Unless stated otherwise, the information in this presentation is the personal view of the author and does not represent official policy or position of his employer. </li></ul>