EFFECTIVE USE OF POWERPOINT Prepared by: Czarina RonicaCioco FV1216 PowerPointActivity 1
OVERVIEW What is a PowerPoint Presentation? Tips in Using PowerPoint effectively • Plan the Content Outline • Use Contrasting Colors • Use a Big Enough Font Size • Don’t use Moving Text • Blank the Screen • Have Extra Slides at the End
OVERVIEW Tips in Using PowerPoint Effectively • Turn the Pointer Off • Use Visuals Instead of Text Slides • Be Able to Jump to Any Slide Uses of a PowerPoint Presentation • General Uses • Teacher Uses • Student Uses
WHAT IS A POWERPOINT PRESENTAION? A PowerPoint presentation is a visual material or tool a person can use when reporting or presenting a topic. It can be made/prepared in a software developed by Microsoft called Microsoft PowerPoint.
TIPS IN USING POWERPOINT EFFECTIVELYWhat matters should we consider in making an effective PowerPoint presentation?
PLAN THE CONTENT OUTLINE The content of the presentation is more important than the graphical appeal. Therefore, the presenter must first develop the structure of the whole presentation before planning how it would look like.
USE CONTRASTING COLORS To make your text more visible, there needs to be a lot of contrastbetween the text and the background. Dark Background Light Text Light Background Dark Text
USE A BIG ENOUGH FONT SIZE After choosing an appropriate font style for the presentation, thepresenter must make sure the audience at the backmost part ofthe room can see the presentation.
DON’T USE MOVING TEXT When the text appears on the screen, the audience tend to read thepresentation because focusing on the speaker. Moving text is hard to focus on, therefore, might confuse theaudience.
BLANK THE SCREEN This is done if the presenter wants the audience to focus onhim. There are two ways to do it during the presentation: • Press the B key to get a black screen • Press the W key to get a white screen
HAVE EXTRA SLIDES AT THE END This prevents the screen from going back to the program if byaccident advanced one slide to many times. It is nice to have a slide at the end for the question-and-answer. The last slide should be blank.
TURN THE POINTER OFF It is somewhat disturbing to have the pointer appear while thepresentation is ongoing. To prevent this from happening, press Ctrl+H, to enable thepointer again, press the A key.
U S E V I S UA L S I N S T E A D O F T E X TSLIDES The audience will be bored to read your presentation if there is anoverload of chunky text. It is better to minimize the texts and use visuals like images andvideos to get the audience’s attention.
BE ABLE TO JUMP TO ANY SLIDEIt is better to have navigation links in a part ofthe slide to make going back and to a certain part ofthe presentation easier.
USES OF A POWERPOINT PRESENTATION When and for how to use a PowerPoint presentation
GENERAL USES To motivate To captivate To keep attention To provide an alternative to text-based presentations
TEACHER USES To introduce a topic To provide background information To bring other technologies into the classroom
TEACHER USES To convey complex concepts To assist leaners with a variety of leaning styles To teach step-by-step process
STUDENT USES To share new knowledge with peers To collaborate with fellow students To utilize graphics, sounds, or movie to elaborate topicmore