Powerpoint pointers

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Powerpoint pointers

  1. 1. Powerpoint “Pointers” Good ideas
  2. 2. More Pictures; Fewer Words <ul><li>Don’t use too much text. If you do there will be too much to look at and people will get bored. They might even fall asleep. People like to hear your voice, not see words go on and on and on and on. Do you see what I mean? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you really want to read all of these words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words, words </li></ul>Too many words!
  3. 3. More Pictures; Fewer Words <ul><li>This is much better </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t write too much </li></ul><ul><li>Use point form </li></ul>
  4. 4. Point Form <ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>Short </li></ul><ul><li>“to the point!” </li></ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul><ul><li>One word or short sentences only! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Animations <ul><li>Makes an interesting show </li></ul><ul><li>Gives people something to look at </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use really complicated ones! </li></ul>
  6. 6. Speaking Notes – What are you going to say? <ul><li>Make notes in a notebook or print out </li></ul><ul><li>Use “click to add notes” (copy & paste later) on slides </li></ul><ul><li>Practice your speaking part </li></ul><ul><li>Check pronunciation of difficult words </li></ul><ul><li>Record with Audacity (see how it sounds) </li></ul><ul><li>(Upload to Slideshare and add mp3?) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Record yourselves and listen to yourselves with Audacity: Check your timing: too short or too long?

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