How to Make a Point Using Power Point

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How to Make a Point Using Power Point

  1. 1. A few simple tips for making your Power Point presentation more effective.
  2. 2. <ul><li>The first thing to do when designing a Power Point presentation is to make sure the design works. </li></ul><ul><li>Use colors that are easily contrasted and easy on the eyes. </li></ul><ul><li>Use a simple layout that is not confusing. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Make sure words used are geared toward target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Exp. Do not use large words when giving a presentation to second graders. </li></ul><ul><li>Exp. Do not use word that are too simple when presenting to a older or career audience. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Do not write a novel on one slide, spread out the information to several easy to read slides. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it short and to the point. </li></ul><ul><li>People get easily lost or bored with an overload of information. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>When using pictures or graphs, use only what is necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not over decorate your Power Point Presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many pictures or graphs will be distracting. </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Look over your Power Point presentation several times. </li></ul><ul><li>Look for spelling or grammatical errors. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure all your statements make sense and are in the correct order. </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Before you present, be sure to try it out on a large projector first. </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure it isn’t blurry, or that the text is not too big or too small. </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Remember that the Power Point is just a tool, you are the focal point of the presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the simple phases on the Power Point to help guide you through the presentation, then elaborate on them. </li></ul><ul><li>Speak clearly. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not hide behind the Power Point, you are the one presenting. </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>When using Power Point in the classroom, remember your target audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Do not use terms or pictures that are distracting to that particular age group. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Power Point only when necessary for the betterment of your lesson. Overuse of Power Point leads to boredom, which contradicts the purpose of Power Point. </li></ul>

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