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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks


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PowerPoint is everyone's favorite presentation program. It's the most popular and universal choice for presentations. This workshop will look at how to take your PowerPoint to the next level, offering tips and tricks that go beyond the basics of the program. If you are looking to spice up your next presentation join us for this online interactive workshop.

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PowerPoint Tips and Tricks

  1. 1. Tips & Tricks
  2. 2. Your Librarians Liz Johns (speaking) Sara Oestreich (chat)
  3. 3. PollWhere are you located?
  4. 4. Today… Design Content Presentation Rehearsal and Delivery
  5. 5. PollWhat frustrates you about using PowerPoint?
  6. 6. Design
  7. 7. PollBreaking the mold
  8. 8. Try It 1. Create a few slides 2. Give them different layouts 3. Choose a theme 4. Change the theme color 5. Change the background
  9. 9. PollI’ve broken the mold
  10. 10. PollWhat will you customize?
  11. 11. Content
  12. 12. Presentation Strategy A good strategy for giving presentations is to follow this rule: tell them what you’re going to tell them, tell them, and then tell them what you told them. Giving people a roadmap, following the roadmap, and then reminding them about where they went will help make the points in your presentation stick in their minds more effectively.
  13. 13. Presentation Strategy 1. Tell them what you’re going to tell them 2. Tell them, 3. Tell them what you told them.
  14. 14. Presentation Strategy 1. Tell them what you’re going to tell them 2. Tell them, 3. Tell them what you told them.
  15. 15. Racquetball Fundamentals  2, 3, or 4 players.  1 player serves, other “returns.”  Only serving player can score.  Served ball must land past serving line and cannot hit back wall.  Ball can only bounce once before striking front wall…but ball does not have to bounce.
  16. 16. Recipe Stock Market Health Coca-Cola AND narrows your search by connecting concepts Marketin g Coca-Cola AND Marketing
  17. 17. Take a Look
  18. 18. Bullets don’t kill people…  People kill people  With really really really  Awful bullet points
  19. 19. Library Homepage
  20. 20. SmartArt
  21. 21. Try It 1. Create a smart art diagram. 2. Answer Poll.
  22. 22. Presenting
  23. 23. Slide Show Options  Presenter View  Rehearse – Time yourself  Record Slide Show  Set Up Show: Start show at particular slide, auto-advance slides…
  24. 24. Notes and Scripts  Add notes or a script, appears in presenter view  Printing: print slides with notes, print multiple slides per page.
  25. 25. Focus Attention on You On the keyboard, hit “b” for a black screen, and “w” for a white screen.
  26. 26. Jump to Specific Slide Keyboard: # of slide + Enter
  27. 27. Toggle Between Windows Easily switch between PowerPoint and another window (such as an internet browser): PC: Alt + tab Mac: Command + tab
  28. 28. PollIn my next presentation I will…
  29. 29. Disclaimers
  30. 30. Don’t play nicely
  31. 31. Death by PowerPoint
  32. 32. Compatibility Haiku Deck downloads into PowerPoint PowerPoint can be uploaded into Prezi