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Pow! Your Point: Better Presentations for a Happier Audience

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Creating an eye-pleasing presentation is easier than you think, strengthens your message, and keeps your audience engaged. Every decision you make, from color schemes to the content you include on your slides, can help or hinder the delivery of your message. Presented at the Arizona Library Association Annual Conference on November 19, 2015.

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Pow! Your Point: Better Presentations for a Happier Audience

  1. 1. POW! Your Point Sara Lipich & Cherise Mead
  2. 2. Hi!
  3. 3. Why?
  4. 4. What.
  5. 5. [caveats]
  6. 6. Keep it simple.
  7. 7. Your presentation is not your PowerPoint.
  8. 8. “Slides should reinforce your words, not repeat them.”
  9. 9. Organize your thoughts. 1
  10. 10. Craft your presentation. 2
  11. 11. Create your visuals. 3
  12. 12. Each slide is one idea.
  13. 13. “When we do design work, we have reasons.”
  14. 14. Layout
  15. 15. Rule of thirds
  16. 16. SPACE
  17. 17. SPACE
  18. 18. Scale
  19. 19. @ChristopherCline
  20. 20. Listen up! This is important.
  21. 21. Listen up! This is important.
  22. 22. Contrast
  23. 23. This is hard to read.
  24. 24. This is better.
  25. 25. Quick Composition Tests
  26. 26. SPACE
  27. 27. SPACE
  28. 28. SPACE
  29. 29. Color
  30. 30. Everything in moderation
  31. 31. Everything in moderation
  32. 32. The Logo Company
  33. 33. Images
  34. 34. Each image is one idea.
  35. 35. 700-799 The Arts (Fine & Decorative) Visual and performing arts of all kinds (painting, music, dance, fiber arts, architecture, theatre) as well as sports
  36. 36. 700 – 799 The Arts (Fine & Decorative)
  37. 37. USE A NICE PHOTO INSTEAD (even if it’s a simple one)
  38. 38. MAKE ADJUSTMENTS
  39. 39. ADD COLOR
  40. 40. ADD ARISTIC EFFECTS (judiciously)
  41. 41. Remove Background
  42. 42. Text
  43. 43. Is it legible?
  44. 44. How much text?
  45. 45. Where did my song go? When selecting the Save option to download a song, you can select where you would like to save it. If you downloaded a song, but are not able to find it, you can re-download it. Go to the Recent Downloads tab in the upper right hand corner. Here you have the ability to re-download a previously downloaded song up to two more times within 2 weeks from the original download. This re-download will not count against your download totals. Select Download Now for item you want to re-download. At the prompt, select Save and choose where you want to save the song. Will the songs downloaded work on the iPod or iPad? Yes. The easiest thing to do is to download the files to your desktop or your music folder. Import the song into iTunes by either dragging the song into the window or importing it from the menu. Presto, the song is now added into your library. Next time you synch up, you will see that song in your music library. How do I get the songs into iTunes? The easiest thing to do is to download the files to your desktop or your music folder. Import the song into iTunes by either dragging the song into the window or importing it from the menu. To include songs into your Windows Media Player, just go to Presto. The song is now added into your library with all album art! Next time you synch up, you will see that song in your music library.
  46. 46. Size Seth Godin recommends only six words. Ideally you’ll have seven to ten words across. Like this. Ten to fourteen words across is okay, too. But your font will be smaller.
  47. 47. • Lists
  48. 48. Circulation Policy  Nooks checked out at Main must be returned to Main  3 week check out period…  …except Express E-Readers, which are 7 days  Patrons can place holds and renew…  …except Express E-Readers  Fines accrue at $1 per day up to $10  If the kit is damaged or lost, the patron will be charged up to $400
  49. 49. Text Color
  50. 50. 700 – 799 The Arts (Fine & Decorative)
  51. 51. Types of Text
  52. 52. Isn’t Google™ easy??? • Yes, and it makes searching MUCH easier, but… • The trick: how you use Google™, other tools A little legwork first… • Ask the right question! ▫ Think: What is it you really want/need to know? • Look in the right place! ▫ Think: What format, how much depth, will I need? ▫ Think: Who collects this kind of information? (It might or might not be Google…) 63
  53. 53. breathe
  54. 54. Fonts
  55. 55. Serif Sans Serif
  56. 56. Combining Fonts
  57. 57. Display Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Maecenas porttitor congue massa. Fusce posuere, magna sed pulvinar ultricies, purus lectus malesuada libero, sit amet commodo magna eros quis urna.
  58. 58. Don’t do this.
  59. 59. Don’t do this either.
  60. 60. Nope. Not even once.
  61. 61. Don’t do this.
  62. 62. Don’t do this. EVER.
  63. 63. Pizzazz!
  64. 64. Infographics
  65. 65. Charts and SmartArt
  66. 66. Alternatives to PowerPoint
  67. 67. Simplify. Edit. Present!
  68. 68. Thank you. Sara Lipich sara.lipich@mesaaz.gov Cherise Mead cherise.mead@mesaaz.gov

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