Power Point Basics

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Basic introduction and tips on using PowerPoint to support a presentation or pitch

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Power Point Basics

  1. 1. Power Point Basics Peter Smith Derby Business ICT
  2. 2. Managing and Organising Presentation Content <ul><li>Using the outline function </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adding text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pasting/Repositioning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Demoting and Promoting </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Slide Master
  4. 4. Rules for a Good Presentation <ul><li>Theme – use corporate theme if appropriate </li></ul><ul><li>Text should stand out against the background </li></ul><ul><li>Text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colour </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Size </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>avoid underlining </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Make it easy for your audience to read </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures </li></ul><ul><ul><li>try for at least one per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pictures/images should be relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Avoid too much information on one slide </li></ul><ul><li>Be very careful with animations </li></ul>
  5. 5. Adding Pictures <ul><li>Borders </li></ul><ul><li>Rotation </li></ul><ul><li>Resizing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>use corner tabs </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Running Your Presentation <ul><li>F5 key </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This will start your presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Moving Through The Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Forward and back </li></ul><ul><li>Slide transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Test & Rehearse </li></ul>
  7. 7. Printing Options <ul><li>Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Outline View </li></ul><ul><li>Notes page </li></ul><ul><li>Hand-outs </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finally

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