Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 - Lesson 8

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Lesson 8 of Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 at the Willmar Public Library.

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Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 - Lesson 8

  1. 1. Lesson 8 Samantha TerBeest Adult Services Librarian Willmar Public Library
  2. 2.  Tips for Creating a PowerPoint Presentations  Tips for Giving a Presentation
  3. 3.  Your Title Slide Should Always Include the Following:  A Title & Subtitle (if you have one)  Example: Microsoft Office Power Point 2007 Lesson 8  Always include your name, your job title (if applicable), your organization and/or where you are presenting  Example: Samantha TerBeest Adult Services Librarian Willmar Public Library Lake Superior Library Symposium
  4. 4.  Presentations should always have an overview slide  Gives your audience a general sense of what you will be talking about  Add/Create your Overview Slide after you have finished your creating your presentation
  5. 5.  Keep sentences between 10-20 Words.  This is the way people generally talk.  Use keywords  Do not clutter your slide with text.  An audience gets distracted easily  Use your Notes Box for yourself, do not use a slide
  6. 6.  Titles should be size 44pt.  Subtitles should be size 28-34pt.  Contrast: light on dark, dark on light  Graphics should match your story
  7. 7.  Practice!  Get your timing right.  How long should you spend on each slide  Don’t memorize your text.  Memorize keywords  Ideas will flow naturally  Words will be different each time you practice
  8. 8.  Gives you time to check equipment  Setup the room the way you want  Get Handouts ready
  9. 9.  Prepare handouts  Easier for people to look back on your presentation.  Make 10% more than the amount of people attending.  Distribute handouts before presentation.  Handout alternative: www.slideshare.net  Upload presentation to site  Get link to give audience
  10. 10.  Talk like you normally do  Naturally @ a moderate rate  Project & speak clearly  Repeat important points  Take pauses – let audience digest info  Don’t Read Slide Aloud – Audience can read faster
  11. 11.  Keep eyes on your audience – never turn your back  Don’t hide behind lantern  Use natural body language  Avoid looking at your notes
  12. 12.  Leave time at end of presentation for questions  Questions during presentations = 25% longer than practice time  Can jump back to slides if necessary  Don’t be afraid to say “I don’t know, or I have not done the research.”
  13. 13.  Need a Certificate of Completion? See me after class.  Next Fall – Microsoft Office Excel 2007  Watch for emails, signs, newspaper, & radio  Techie Tuesdays starts in May  Questions about a computer program, Internet tool, eReader, tablet  Stop by library, Tweet us, or ask us on Facebook  References: http://www.cob.sjsu.edu/splane_m/present ationtips.htm

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