PowerPoint Lesson 2: Slide Design

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This lesson builds upon the concepts that were learned in the previous PowerPoint lesson. The topics covered include using PowerPoint tools to enhance the design of presentations. The objective of the lesson is for the user to be comfortable with using PowerPoint themes and changing color schemes and background styles; adding different types of preset PowerPoint slides; adding pictures, movies, and graphs to content slides; adding objects to basic blank slides; and duplicating slides. The lesson teaches concepts through a combination of image-based slides and video tutorials.

The Novus project is a combination of video tutorials designed to be used in conjunction with a free business simulation software program. The Novus Business and IT Program contains 36 business and IT training videos, covering basic finance, accounting, marketing, economics, business strategy, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Users will have an opportunity to apply the lessons in the Novus Business Simulator. Over six rounds, the user or teams will have to make decisions on capital purchases, financing, production, financing, and human resources for a microbrewery. This channel has arranged the 36 video lessons into the order in which they are meant to be used with the simulator. To watch this slideshow as a video, please go to our Vimeo page at: https://vimeo.com/novusprogram. To download our free business simulation software, please go to our SourceForge page at: http://sourceforge.net/projects/novus/.

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PowerPoint Lesson 2: Slide Design

  1. 1. Microsoft PowerPoint 2: Slide Design Objective: To teach you the tools that PowerPoint provides for changing the design and purpose of slides.Novus Business and IT Training Program
  2. 2. Themes• Design is important to every presentation• Themes – Background color/image, font face, font color, slide layout, etc. Different ThemesNovus Business and IT Training Program 1
  3. 3. Color Schemes• Consistent colors used• Made up of 1 to 12 different colors• Each color assigned to an item in presentationNovus Business and IT Training Program 2
  4. 4. Video 1Novus Business and IT Training Program 3
  5. 5. Background Style• Use simple or advanced images to make your background more interesting.Novus Business and IT Training Program 4
  6. 6. Background Style: Fill• Fill your background with: – Solid color – Gradient – Texture – PictureNovus Business and IT Training Program 5
  7. 7. Video 2Novus Business and IT Training Program 6
  8. 8. Adding Pictures• Adding pictures to your slide can help the audience understand information.Novus Business and IT Training Program 7
  9. 9. Adding Movies• Movies and videos can help to explain difficult concepts. New Options TabNovus Business and IT Training Program 8
  10. 10. Video 3Novus Business and IT Training Program 9
  11. 11. Video 4Novus Business and IT Training Program 10
  12. 12. Microsoft PowerPoint 2: Wrap-Up• This lesson covered: – Themes • Color Schemes • Background Styles – New types of slides – Adding multimedia content to slidesNovus Business and IT Training Program 11

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