How To Use Power Point Effectively by: Felicia Molera


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How To Use Power Point Effectively by: Felicia Molera

  1. 1. How to Use PowerPoint Effectively
  2. 2. Outline View <ul><li>The most important part of the presentation is the content rather than flashy graphics. </li></ul><ul><li>The best way to develop the presentation is by mapping the content first in an overview. </li></ul><ul><li>This view only shows the text of each slide. </li></ul><ul><li>By using the Outline View first, you ensure that the content of your presentation is solid before you concern yourself with the visual elements. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Contrasting Colors <ul><li>If you want the audience to see what is on the slide you want to use a lot of contrasting colors. </li></ul><ul><li>Its suggested to use dark backgrounds to light fonts for the best results. </li></ul><ul><li>Some projectors have duller colors than that of your screen so you may want to test them first. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Using big enough font <ul><li>Make sure the font you are using is big enough for the audience to see. </li></ul><ul><li>Generally any font size smaller than 24 is too small. </li></ul><ul><li>28-32 is best for text and a 36-44 is best for titles. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Stop moving text <ul><li>When text comes on the screen it is best not to let it go too long so the audience returns attention back to the information. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes it harder for the audience members to pay attention to the information when you have text zooming around. </li></ul><ul><li>In addition moving text prolongs the presentation. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Turning the pointer off <ul><li>Its very annoying during a presentation to have the pointer appearing on the screen cuz the movement on the screen takes away from the presenter. </li></ul><ul><li>To prevent this from happening push Ctrl-H during the presentation, this prevents mouse movement from distracting and appearing during your presentation. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Use the PowerPoint Viewer to Present <ul><li>There is a free program you can get from Microsoft called “PowerPoint viewer” that is a great tool for presenters. </li></ul><ul><li>This program was developed so if someone did not have PowerPoint, they could still look at the slides if they needed to. </li></ul><ul><li>A plus to this program is it also has a list that you can use to look at a full list of multiple presentations. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Have Slides at the End of Your Presentation <ul><li>The use of this is to have at least 3 copies of your last slide, so if you advance too far the audience wont know and it wont drop off. </li></ul><ul><li>After the final slides you might want to have some Q&A slides answering any questions you think may occur. </li></ul><ul><li>The absolute final slide should be a blank slide so this is a failsafe. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Be able to Jump to Any Slide <ul><li>Power point has feature that allows you to jump quickly to any slide in your presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this you need to know the number of the order of the slides though. </li></ul><ul><li>The easiest way to print up a desired list of slides is to go to the outline view and collapse the detail (there is a button on the left side of the screen that does this). </li></ul>
  10. 10. Blanking the screen <ul><li>Sometimes you may want to make the screen to disappear to give the undivided attention of the audience to the presenter. </li></ul><ul><li>To do this just push the B key and it will blank the screen. </li></ul><ul><li>To undue this just push the B key again and it will return to normal. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Draw on the screen during a presentation <ul><li>Sometimes it can be valuable to be able to draw on your screen during a presentation to illustrate a specific item. </li></ul><ul><li>This can be done by pushing Ctrl-P to combine the use of a pen on the screen. Then with the left mouse button you can draw on the desired slides. </li></ul><ul><li>To erase what you have done push Ctrl-E, to hide the pen press Ctrl-H. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Classroom Use for power point <ul><li>A great use of power point in the class room are presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>It is a much easier way to take notes and instead of writing all the information out </li></ul><ul><li>Also using power point will allow the children to put up pictures and the other children to see what they are talking about </li></ul>
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