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Creating an effective power point

  1. 1. Creating an Effective PowerPoint What to do when planning a presentation Ms. Slosser Post Secondary Prep
  2. 2. Your Thoughts Take a minute and answer the questions in your journals: 1. What goes through your mind when you are asked to give a presentation? 2. What are trademarks of good presenters? 3. Of bad presenters?
  3. 3. Different Styles of Presenting Speech without visual aides Acting out a situation Holding up a poster and talking (before technology allowed for better) PowerPoints!!! We will be focusing on how to improve your Presentation Skills while using PowerPoint.
  4. 4. Before… Have a plan of attack Organize your information Know the material2 Where do I begin?
  5. 5. What Not to Do The slides will show common mistakes
  6. 6. Parrot PowerPoint3 This is when you have too many words written on each slide, and you stand in front of your audience reading word-for- word from the slide. The audience will see more of your back then of your presentation. You cannot make any changes if you are simply reading word-for-word. What if someone has a question?
  7. 7. Can you read this?Can you read this?  Small fontSmall font  ColorColor  Script lettersScript letters
  8. 8. Spelling and Grammar3 Evey errer is distrakting U R a professional, use professional txt. Punctuation! It matters?
  9. 9. Animation3 Movable type that flies in Speed that goes with animation Images that move too much
  10. 10. CohesionCohesion22 o Everything must fit togetherEverything must fit together o Images,Images, texttext, and background, and background o Consistency mattersConsistency matters
  11. 11. Visual Aids are Good but… Must match topic2 Shouldn’t distract2 Be cohesive2 Enhance your presentation
  12. 12. If You Don’t Believe Me Watch this: How Not to Use PowerPoint1
  13. 13. What to Do Know the material3 Concise 5-7 word bullet points3 Make it readable3 Images that relate2 Include title and conclusion Present to audience EDIT!3
  14. 14. Present the Material Look at the audience Speak clearly Answer any questions Engage the audience2 Smile!
  15. 15. Things to Remember Any distraction hurts your presentation Practice with someone before Time yourself3 PowerPoint is a visual aide, you’re the presenter
  16. 16. To Recap What are some do’s and don'ts of PowerPoint Presentations?
  17. 17. Sources 1. McMillan, Don. “Life After Death by PowerPoint.” 24 Oct. 2010 2. McRitchie, Jeff. “Do’s and Don’ts of Effective Presentations.” Ezine Articles. 20 Oct. 2010 3. Wuorio, Jeff. “Presenting with PowerPoint: 10 Do’s and Don’ts.” Microsoft Business . 20 Oct. 2010 software/powerpoint-tips.aspx#Powerpointtips Don’t Forget to Cite Your Sources! Images: Provided by Microsoft 2003 ClipArt.