CALPACT Webinar: Tips and Tricks for An Engaging PPT Presentation


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Ever wonder if your PowerPoint presentations show off your project or research to best effect? Here’s your chance to find out! Public health professionals face common challenges in explaining complex information and data to diverse audiences. Whether you present for the community or your professional peers, are a frequent presenter or a novice, this webinar with Tammy Pilisuk will help you transform PowerPoint “blah” into “ta-da.”

Build your health communication core competency. Walk away from this presentation with simple tips anyone (even YOU) can use to: critique your own slides, add visual interest, and connect with your audience.

This webinar was the third session in the CALPACT sponsored Health Communication Matters series, which will help participants in all walks of public health to apply health literacy principles to their everyday communications.

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CALPACT Webinar: Tips and Tricks for An Engaging PPT Presentation

  1. 1. Welcome to the Webinar  Health  Communica/on  Ma1ers!   Tips  and  Tricks  for  an  Engaging  PowerPoint   Presenta/on     We  will  begin  shortly…  
  2. 2. Health  Literacy:   Undervalued  by   Public  Health?   A  tool  for  public  health   professionals.                                                       Prepared  for  the  American  Public  Health   Associa<on  Community  Health  Planning  &   Policy  Development  Sec<on   Tammy  Pilisuk,  MPH        AUG  2011  
  3. 3. Who is speaking today: Tammy Pilisuk, MPH Tammy  Pilisuk,  MPH   Health  Educator,     CDPH  Immuniza/on  Branch         E:        
  4. 4. Who is moderating our discussion today: Nancy Murphy, MSHC Nancy  Murphy,  MSHC   Execu/ve  Vice  President,   Metropolitan  Group     E:   W:      
  5. 5. Questions welcomed •  Submit  ques/ons  at  any  /me  in  chat  box       •  Ques/ons  posed  to  speaker  throughout  and  during  Q  &  A     •  Interested  in  more  webinars  on  health  communica/ons?     Please  share  topics  in  evalua/on!    
  6. 6. Tips  and  Tricks     for  an  Engaging    PPT  Presenta/on       Tammy  Pilisuk,  MPH   CDPH,  Immuniza/on  Branch  
  7. 7.   Learning  Objec/ves   •  Describe  at  least  3  essen/al  PPT  dos   and  don’ts   •  Explain  how  to  use  images  or  video   effec/vely   •  Cri/que  PPT  slides  for  ways  to   incorporate  techniques  shown  
  8. 8. What  Your  Audience               May  Expect   “First,  I  want  to  give  you  an  overview   of  what  I  will  tell  you  over  and  over   again  during  the  en/re  presenta/on”  
  9. 9. What’s  the  Top  PPT  Killer?   •  Reading  slides   •  Reading  slides   •  You  get  the  idea      
  10. 10. Know  Your  Audience              Cervical  Dysplasia     50%    will  get  HPV.   Which  two?  
  11. 11. Sample  Slides     Let’s   Cri/que!  
  12. 12. Why Health Reform? Californians are concerned that their health coverage     •  will not be there when they need it. •  – Californians are more likely to be uninsured than most Americans •  – over 8 million Californians are uninsured this year, and thus l live •  sicker, die younger, and are one emergency away fro financial •  ruin. – Californians are less likely to get coverage from an employer, a •  and such coverage is eroding.– Californians are more likely, as a result, to have to buy coverage •  individuals, and thus more Californians have a lack of •  affordable coverage options, and more can not get coverage at •  any price, due to pre pre-existing conditions. •  – California has a high cost •  cost-of of-living, and a greater percentage of •  lower lower-wage workers, meaning more Californians need help to •  afford coverage •  – Californians rely on public health insurance programs and the •  health care safety net, but budget cuts are taking their toll. •  – Californians need protection from inadequate coverage and •  discriminatory practices by insurers and employers. What’s   wrong?  
  13. 13. Go  here  aCer  this  presenta<on   What’s   wrong?   •  Find  the  informa<on  you’re   looking  for  at  this  CDC  website:   hHp:// vaccinesafety/00_pdf/ CDCStudiesonVaccinesandAu<sm. pdf       •  Some  really  good  stuff  here   too:     hHp:// leadership/leaders/schuchat.htm        
  14. 14. MY  SUPER  IMPORTANT  PROJECT   •  Important  info     about  your  clinic…     I  love  my  cat!   What’s   wrong?  
  15. 15. Screen  Shot  of  My  Favorite  PSA   What’s   wrong?  
  16. 16. Charts  and  Graphs   What’s   wrong?  
  17. 17. Simple  Transforma/ons     Basic  Tips  
  18. 18. Fonts   Do  use   •  Large  font  (32  +)   (/tles  40-­‐54)   •  Plain  font    (e.g.,   Arial,  Calibri,   Tahoma)   •  Title  case    (Start        Words  With  Caps)   Don’t  use   •  Small  font   • Fancy fonts •  ALL  CAPS  
  19. 19. Colors   This  one’s  easy!   •  Good  contrast                        or  ….   •  Bad  contrast!!!  
  20. 20. Bullets   KISS    Principle   (Keep  it  super  simple)   •  3-­‐4  bullets  per  slide   •  Space  in  between   •  Banish  sentences  
  21. 21. Alterna/ve  to  Bullets   The  ACA  rollout  main  three  components:   1.  Health  Insurance  exchanges;  state  or  fed   online  portal   2.  Medicaid  Expansion  (138%  FPL,  voluntary  by   state)   3.  Eliminates  pre-­‐exis/ng  condi/ons  exclusion   in  private  market  
  22. 22. ACA  Rollout   Three  main  components  
  23. 23. 1.  Health  Insurance  Exchanges   Shop  for  health  insurance;  state  or  fed  portal  
  24. 24. 2.  Medicaid  Expansion   Voluntary  by  state   26  states   All  residents  up   to  138%  FPL  
  25. 25. 3.  Eliminates  Exclusions  for     Pre-­‐Exis/ng  Condi/ons         Ends  private   insurer  denials   based  on   medical  history  
  26. 26. Alterna/ve  to  Bullets   The  ACA  rollout  main  three  components:   1.  Health  Insurance  exchanges;  state  or  fed   online  portal   2.  Medicaid  Expansion  (138%  FPL,  voluntary  by   state)   3.  Eliminates  pre-­‐exis/ng  condi/ons  exclusion   in  private  market     Dull  (!!!!)  
  27. 27. Bag  of  Tricks    Technical  stuff   YOU  can  masterer  
  28. 28. Just  because  you  can…   Remember   the  KISS   Principle  
  29. 29. Graph  S.O.S:     What’s  Your  Point?  
  30. 30. 1999   2005-­‐   2012   Enhanced  Graph   Tdap  DTap  
  31. 31. Adding  Arrows/Circles   1.  “Insert”  tab   2.  “Shapes”  
  32. 32. Using  Shapes   Format  as     image/text  box   •  Fill  or  no  fill   •  Shape/line   color   •  Stretch  size     3.  Shapes  menu  
  33. 33. 2  points   made!   1999   2005-­‐   2012   Enhanced  Graph   Tdap  DTap  
  34. 34. When  Your  Image  Needs  Help    
  35. 35. How  to   crop   1.  Start   2.  Programs   3.  Accessories   4.  Paint  
  36. 36. Use  “Paint”  to  crop   1.  Paste  image   in  blank  area   2.  Cropping  tool   3.  Crop  image   using  square;   Paste  back  into   slide  
  37. 37. Here’s  Your  Cropped  Image    
  38. 38. Anima/ons   •  Line  by  line   •  Keep  pace  with   talking  ….   •  To  make  next   point  
  39. 39. Anima/ng  Bullets   1.  “Anima/ons”    tab   2.  Anima/on   pane   3.    Add  Anima/on  
  40. 40. Then,  you  can  do  this!   Watch  the  red   part!   2001,  11,  12  
  41. 41. Then,  you  can  do  this!   2001,  11,  12  
  42. 42. Then,  you  can  do  this!   2001,  11,  12  
  43. 43. Engaging  Your  Audience     Impact  of  Images    and  Stories  
  44. 44. Why  Use  Images?   Illustrate    your  story?   Or  distract?  
  45. 45. Show  what  you  tell   Chicken  pox   looks  like  this  
  46. 46. Say  it…    vs.  Show  it…   •  Our  new  HPV   fotonovela  is  now   online!    
  47. 47. Show  Image,  Explain  Event  
  48. 48. Photo  From  Your  Event  here!  
  49. 49. Story  Impact:  Video    
  50. 50. Share  Story:  Image        “I  will  never   get  over  the   guilt.  The  guilt   of  giving  your   child  a  disease   that  kills  him.”   -­‐  Mariah,   Dylan’s  Mom   From the blog Harvesting Health
  51. 51. My  side  About  Pertussis   Now  your  data   have  context  
  52. 52. Video  Reminders   •  Sound  check   •  Prepare  for     glitches  
  53. 53. Learn  More     Resources  
  54. 54. Selected  PPT  Guides   From  Death  by  PPT  to  Life  by  PPT     Top  10  Slide  Tips     Really  Bad  PPT  (and  how  to  avoid  it)     ­‐1.pdf    
  55. 55.  PPT  &  Storytelling     Andy  Goodman’s  guide    to   reinvent  presenta/ons     emphasizing  storytelling     “Why  Bad  Presenta/ons   Happen  to  Good  Causes”  
  56. 56. Only  YOU  can  end  DBPPT   (death  by  PowerPoint)  
  57. 57. Addi/onal  Content   After today’s webinar, you’ll receive links to: •  Audio recording of webinar •  Presenter’s slides •  Resources list
  58. 58. Evalua/on  &  Ques/ons   •  We appreciate your feedback! •  Let us know if you’d like us to follow-up on anything we touched on today •  Additional questions? Contact our presenters or moderator  
  59. 59. Thanks  to  our  speaker!   Tammy  Pilisuk,  MPH   Health  Educator,     CDPH  Immuniza/on  Branch         E:      
  60. 60. Thank  you  to  our  Sponsors     Community  Health   Planning  and  Policy   Development  Sec/on,   APHA  
  61. 61. Thank  you  to  our  planning  commi1ee   •  Tammy  Pilisuk,  MPH,  APHA-­‐CHPPD   •  Erin  Brigham,  MPH,  CareSource,  APHA-­‐CHPPD   •  Meghan  Bridgid  Moran,  PhD,  San  Diego  State   University,  School  of  Communica/ons     •  Lisa  Peterson,  MPH,  UC  Berkeley,  CALPACT   •  Stephanie  Bender,  DSI,  Inc.   •  Aileen  Kantor,  Health  Literacy  Innova/ons   •  Nancy  Murphy,  MSHC,  Metropolitan  Group    
  62. 62. About  This  Series     •  The  Health  Communica1on  Ma3ers  series  helps  par/cipants  in  all  walks   of  public  health  apply  health  literacy  principles  to  their  everyday   communica/ons.     •  What  audiences  do  you  communicate  with—consumers,  health   professionals,  disenfranchised  communi/es,  your  public  health  peers?   Whatever  your  role  in  public  health,  it’s  likely  that  you  need  to   communicate  effec/vely.  But  how  do  you  know  your  communica/on  is   effec/ve?       •  Only  about  10  percent  of  the  general  popula/on  is  considered  “health   literate.”  That  leaves  the  vast  majority  of  us  with  barriers  to   understanding  the  health-­‐related  informa/on  we  read.    
  63. 63. Conclusion   Thank  you!