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Powerful presentations

  1. 1. A HOW TO GUIDE: POWERFUL PRESENTATIONS Travis Hambric
  2. 2. Font Style & Size <ul><li>Style </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy to read </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Situation appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For informative presentations use strong clear lettering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Times New Roman </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arial </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Non-academic presentations use fun yet legible lettering </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comic Sans </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Hobo Std </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not Recommended Styles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Chiller </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Jockerman </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Font Style & Size (Continued) <ul><li>Size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Titles always the largest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Decrease in size from headings to minor bullet points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Headings Apx 44pt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Bullet points Apx 29pt-12pt </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be smaller or larger depending on amount of information on a slide </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Presentation of Information <ul><li>Each slide works as hierarchy </li></ul><ul><li>Headings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Broad titles introduce </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Subject of several slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Presentation as a whole </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Detailed headings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Cover one or two slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concise </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bullet Points </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Most effective and clear way to present information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Each bullet should give new piece of information on topic </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Presentation Organization <ul><li>Overall Slideshow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chronologically </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Historical presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Biographical presentations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subject area </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information on free trade with information on economy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Information on homicide statistics under public safety slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Individual Slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organized in well formatted bullets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Details only pertaining to current slide </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Use of Visuals <ul><li>Images Show </li></ul><ul><ul><li>People </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Who you’re talking about </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Places </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Where you’re talking about </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Things </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>That you’re talking about </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Graphs Show </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Data Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Read easier </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organize information </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Links and Video <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gives external detail </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Videos </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes you out of presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Takes time loading </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all sites are credible </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Links </li></ul><ul><li>ActDen Tutorials Website </li></ul>Links
  8. 8. Links and Video (Continued) <ul><li>Embeds </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More effective than using links </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More difficult </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Must keep video file in special folder with presentation like </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Windows Sample Video: Bear </li></ul><ul><li>Video </li></ul>
  9. 9. Animations <ul><li>Good </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitional animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Medium speed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Nothing fancy </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Consistency </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Single Slide Animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>You don’t have to use it! </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fast animations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>One at a time </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Simple entrances </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fade </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fly In </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>Bad </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Transitional animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slow or fast speed </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Long transitions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Different animation for each slide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide Animation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>All appearing at once </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slow long animations </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Checkerboard </li></ul></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Typewriter </li></ul></ul></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Final Product <ul><li>Check List </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Spell Check </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Check that links & videos work </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make sure animations flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>If music or images are included keep in folder with PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide time for questions towards end if appropriate </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cite sources on individual slide at very end </li></ul></ul>It never hurts to go over the check list twice or even run through your own presentation by yourself as if you were actually presenting it to your own class.
  11. 11. References <ul><li>&quot;Creating an Effective PowerPoint.&quot; Mason Academic Research System (mason.gmu.edu) . Web. 01 June 2010. <http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/powerpoint.html>. </li></ul><ul><li>Lever-Duffy, Judy, and Jean B. McDonald. Teaching and Learning with Technology . Boston, Mass.: Pearson Education, 2011. Print. </li></ul><ul><li>&quot;PowerPoint in the Classroom.&quot; ActDEN (Digital Education Network): Software Tutorials and Online Courses . Web. 01 June 2010. <http://www.actden.com/pp/>. </li></ul>

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