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CALPACT Webinar: Tips and Tricks for An Engaging PPT Presentation - Resources


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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 resource was from the third session in the CALPACT sponsored Health Communication Matters Webinar 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 - Resources

  1. 1. Helpful Tools and Links:  SmartArt: a feature in Microsoft Office for creating simple diagrams, charts, and graphs.  Microsoft PowerPoint SLIDEFEST: Annual PowerPoint Awards Festival  8 Best PowerPoint Presentations by Kasia Mikoluk, June 3, 2013 on blog  A Beginner’s Guide to PowerPoint 2010 from Danville Community College, VA.  Tools for screen capture: HyperSnap, Snagit  What’s New in PowerPoint 2010? List of features including how to work with video and images  Prezi versus PowerPoint for presentation visuals by Cam Barber, March 26, 2013 on  Creating accessible PowerPoint presentations from Microsoft. Offers guidance on how to create presentations that are more accessible for users with disabilities, including those with color blindness.  helpful blog posts with tips and examples Sources for Images  List of Public Health/Medical Images Resources from the Sheldon Margen Public Health Library at UC Berkeley  Microsoft Images and Clipart Library  Creative Commons: Search for images on sites such as Flickr and Google Media  Stock.xchng for free stock photos Tips from Participants: Common PPT Don’ts to Avoid  Huge quantities of tiny font text  Too many graphs  Too many slides  Unprofessional font choice, typos  No photos, not interactive  When presenters tell you "you won't be able to see this but . . ."  Slides that aren't related to what's being presented  Old data  Bad color contrast  Animation for animation's sake  Misspellings  Bullets not indented  Not enough contrast  Poor color scheme  Link should be on the handout, not on the slide  Photo doesn't correspond to information presented Tips and Tricks for An Engaging PowerPoint Presentation: Resources