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Professional Skills - PowerPoint 2009

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This is the Slideset for the workshop for the KU Palliative Medicine Fellowship Lecture series.

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Professional Skills - PowerPoint 2009

  1. 1. Professional Skills:PowerPoint<br />Christian Sinclair, MD<br />August 20, 2009<br />
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  3. 3. Overview<br />Constructing professional slides<br />Optimizing graphics<br />Working with video<br />Implementing a pre-show<br />Tips for the talk<br />Handouts: Before, during or after?<br />Post-presentation<br />
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  5. 5. Constructing Professional Slides<br />5 & 5 rule<br />Five lines<br />Five words per line<br />Consistency<br />Spelling<br />Avoid fancy type styles<br />Colors<br />
  6. 6. Importance of palliative care in HIV/AIDS<br />HIV/AIDS still a leading cause of death among Americans ages 15-44<br />Co-morbidities of Hep B & C and malignancies can be fatal<br />HAART is not a cure and has many side effects <br />Many symptoms throughout the disease impact quality of life<br />Complex psychosocial issues such as psychiatric illness and substance abuse<br />
  7. 7. Palliative Care in HIV/AIDS<br />Leading cause of death for 15-44yo<br />Co-morbidities can be fatal<br />Hep B & C <br />Malignancies<br />HAART is not a cure and has many side effects <br />Multiple symptoms impact QOL<br />Complex psychosocial issues<br />
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  12. 12. Constructing Professional Slides<br />5 & 5 rule<br />Five lines<br />Five words per line<br />Consistency<br />Spelling<br />Avoid fancy type styles<br />Colors<br />
  13. 13. Consistency<br />Do a fast visual scan<br />Look for consistency:<br />Of titles<br />Of font size<br />Of graphics.<br />Of colors,<br />Of citations<br />Of punctuation<br />
  14. 14. Citations<br />Choose a style<br />Maintain consistency<br />Avoid citation in the title<br />Bibliography<br />Author, title, journal, year<br />Place in a text box<br />
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  16. 16. Starvation and Dehydration<br />Hunger uncommon<br />Small amounts alleviated most hunger<br />Thirst and dry mouth treatable<br />Pay attention to the patients requests to provide most comfort<br />“OK if you are hungry and eat, and OK if are not hungry and don’t eat”<br />McCann et al. Comfort Care for Terminally Ill Patients: The Appropriate Use of Nutrition and Hydration. JAMA 1994.<br />
  17. 17. Eye now these<br />form personnel<br />experience.<br />
  18. 18. Constructing Professional Slides<br />5 & 5 rule<br />Five lines<br />Five words per line<br />Consistency<br />Spelling<br />Avoid fancy type styles<br />Colors<br />
  19. 19. Serif vs. Sans Serif<br />Times New Roman<br />Palatino<br />Tahoma<br />Arial<br />Which are more legible: Serif or Sans typefaces? Alex Poole. http://www.alexpoole.info/academic/literaturereview.html<br />
  20. 20. Colors<br />Be consistent<br />Limited palette<br />Grey out/ghosting<br />Avoid red and green in same slide<br />Use dark shades/contrast<br />
  21. 21. Think Like a Designer<br />Contrast<br />Flow<br />Hierarchy<br />Whitespace<br />
  22. 22. BIG<br />
  23. 23. simple.<br />
  24. 24. 1 6<br />Suffer injuries<br />requiring surgery<br />in<br />
  25. 25. Other Tips<br />Simple bullets<br />Don’t Overuse Capital Letters<br />Title Case Is All Caps First<br />Body case looks like this<br />Avoid animated text<br />Include logo on the bumper slides only<br />
  26. 26. More Tips<br />Know the boundaries of projection<br />Safe area – 5-10% edge<br />Inches of monitor = Feet away to be legible<br />Dim the lights, but not off<br />Think about contrast<br />
  27. 27. Overview<br />Constructing professional slides<br />Optimizing graphics<br />Working with video<br />Implementing a pre-show<br />Tips for the talk<br />Handouts: Before, during or after?<br />Post-presentation<br />
  28. 28. Graphics<br />Figures<br />Tables<br />Animations<br />Could they tell a better story?<br />
  29. 29. Classic Image Blunders<br />See Presentation Zen slides<br />http://www.presentationzen.com/presentationzen/2009/08/10-ways-to-use-images-poorly.html<br />
  30. 30. Five Data Slide Rules<br />Tell the truth<br />Get to the point<br />Pick the right tool for the job<br />Highlight what’s important<br />Keep it simple<br />
  31. 31. General Graphics Tips<br />Copy figures and tables from PDF’s<br />Use MWSnap or ‘Print Screen’ button<br />http://www.mirekw.com/<br />Make your tables in Excel<br />Copy using MWSnap<br />Make your own figures and tables<br />
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  36. 36. Overview<br />Constructing professional slides<br />Optimizing graphics<br />Working with video<br />Implementing a pre-show<br />Tips for the talk<br />Handouts: Before, during or after?<br />Post-presentation<br />
  37. 37. Importing Movies<br />Multiple formats supported<br />Look for AVI, WMV (Not QT)<br />&gt;Insert<br />&gt;Movies and Sounds<br />&gt;Movie from file<br />Have backup plan for sound<br />Choice to play automatically<br />Or have DVD cued<br />
  38. 38. Importing Sounds<br />Multiple formats supported<br />Look for MP3<br />&gt;Insert<br />&gt;Movies and Sounds<br />&gt;Sound from file<br />Have backup plan for sound<br />Choice to play automatically<br />
  39. 39. Overview<br />Constructing professional slides<br />Optimizing graphics<br />Working with video<br />Implementing a pre-show<br />Tips for the talk<br />Handouts: Before, during or after?<br />Post-presentation<br />
  40. 40. Pre-show Slides<br />Like the movies<br />Informative<br />Fun<br />Or both<br />Best if made into a separate slide show<br />Combine pictures and text<br />
  41. 41. How To: Pre-show Slides<br />Set to loop<br />&gt;Slide Show<br />&gt;Set Up Show<br />&gt;Loop continuously until ‘Esc’<br />&gt;Slide Transition<br />&gt;Automatically after: (usually 5-10 sec)<br />&gt;Apply to all<br />
  42. 42. Pre-show Slides<br />Don’t forget to include on a few slides:<br />Title of talk<br />Your name, credentials<br />Your organization<br />
  43. 43. Overview<br />Constructing professional slides<br />Optimizing graphics<br />Working with video<br />Implementing a pre-show<br />Tips for the talk<br />Handouts: Before, during or after?<br />Post-presentation<br />
  44. 44. Tips For The Talk<br />Hotkeys<br />Wireless control<br />Ghosting or reveal<br />Link to the web<br />Back-ups and other computers<br />
  45. 45. Hotkeys<br />Working with multiple windows<br />‘Alt+Tab’<br />Running a presentation from the start <br /> ‘F5’<br />Running a presentation from current slide<br />‘Shift + F5’<br />During a presentation<br />B = black screen<br />W = white screen<br />
  46. 46. More Hotkeys<br />During a presentation<br />Writing on screen = ‘Ctrl+P’<br />Back to arrow = ‘Ctrl+A’<br />Erase marks = ‘E’<br />Go to a slide number = ‘number’ + ‘Enter’<br />End a slideshow <br />‘Esc’<br />
  47. 47. Wireless Control<br />Gain mobility<br />Security blanket<br />+/- Laser pointer<br />Get your own<br />
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  51. 51. Back-Ups and Other Computers <br />Email<br />Jump/USB/thumb drive<br />PPT vs. PPTX compatibility<br />Upload to Slideshare or Scribd<br />Bring your own computer<br />Compatibility issues with more complex talks<br />
  52. 52. Linking to the Web<br />Need an internet connection (usually)<br />Helpful to display important web content<br />AAHPM<br />Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care<br />Select text to be linked<br />‘Ctrl+K’<br />
  53. 53. did you know?<br />
  54. 54. sometimes<br />SIZE<br />does matter<br />
  55. 55. SMBs<br />over 100 million<br />opened their doors<br />this morning<br />
  56. 56. creating <br />
  57. 57. &gt; <br />1.5B<br />billion jobs <br />
  58. 58. 3rd<br />largest economy<br />In the world<br />American small business<br />largest economy<br />
  59. 59. American small business is<br />trailing only<br />U.S. (as a whole)<br />is the<br />Japan<br />
  60. 60. Spain<br />Italy<br />there are more small business owners<br />than the<br />in the<br />of<br />+<br />
  61. 61. do you think there is a Starbucks on every corner?<br />
  62. 62. there are<br />7,300<br />SMBs<br />for every Starbucks store<br />

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