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Putting Together
More Powerful
  PowerPoint
 Presentations!
 Courtney Mlinar Fall 2008
Don’t focus on




Technology
Focus on




Learning
Wired Generation:


Constantly Connected
Left brain + right brain

       Visual   +




       Verbal
Title = Headline

Main Idea
Tell a Story
Avoid Overload
Example:
         Teeny-Weeny Text All Over the Slide!
• An essential component of facilitating learning is
  understandin...
Understand Learning:

• Style
Understand Learning:

• Style
• Attitude
Understand Learning

• Style
• Attitude
• Approach
Audience Needs:

• Service
• Immediacy
• Interactivity
Bite-sized Pieces
Too Big of a Bite =
 too much information
(Move Text Off-Screen)

     Narrate
Text Alone
     Is


    Not

 Sufficient

All the time!
Use Words
   And

Pictures
Or

  Use
Pictures
 Alone:
Or
  Use

  Text

   As

Pictures:
Who am I?
Over 21
Under 65
What I Like:
Remove
Everything
That does not support



       The

Message
Use Contrast:
Text:

• Specific
• Simple
• Easy to Read
Voice

•Active
•Informal
•First Person
Bullets

•Easy to Read
•Emphasize Points
•Concise List
Break Text into Multiple Pages
Choose Font that Speaks:
Arial
          Goudy Stout

 chick

At Least 32-point type size

                              P...
Less is More
Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you
 are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript
 of what you are sayin...
Remember your audience:
Special
Pressured
Sheltered
Informal
Curious
Appreciate you
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations
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Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations

  1. 1. Putting Together More Powerful PowerPoint Presentations! Courtney Mlinar Fall 2008
  2. 2. Don’t focus on Technology
  3. 3. Focus on Learning
  4. 4. Wired Generation: Constantly Connected
  5. 5. Left brain + right brain Visual + Verbal
  6. 6. Title = Headline Main Idea
  7. 7. Tell a Story
  8. 8. Avoid Overload
  9. 9. Example: Teeny-Weeny Text All Over the Slide! • An essential component of facilitating learning is understanding learners. • Learning styles, attitudes, approaches of your audience vary greatly. • Take these differences into account when designing courses or presentations. • Doing is more important than knowing. • Find new ways to meet student’s needs for service, immediacy, interactivity. • Balance the entertainment interests of your audience with their educational needs.
  10. 10. Understand Learning: • Style
  11. 11. Understand Learning: • Style • Attitude
  12. 12. Understand Learning • Style • Attitude • Approach
  13. 13. Audience Needs: • Service • Immediacy • Interactivity
  14. 14. Bite-sized Pieces
  15. 15. Too Big of a Bite = too much information
  16. 16. (Move Text Off-Screen) Narrate
  17. 17. Text Alone Is Not Sufficient All the time!
  18. 18. Use Words And Pictures
  19. 19. Or Use Pictures Alone:
  20. 20. Or Use Text As Pictures:
  21. 21. Who am I?
  22. 22. Over 21
  23. 23. Under 65
  24. 24. What I Like:
  25. 25. Remove Everything
  26. 26. That does not support The Message
  27. 27. Use Contrast:
  28. 28. Text: • Specific • Simple • Easy to Read
  29. 29. Voice •Active •Informal •First Person
  30. 30. Bullets •Easy to Read •Emphasize Points •Concise List
  31. 31. Break Text into Multiple Pages
  32. 32. Choose Font that Speaks: Arial Goudy Stout chick At Least 32-point type size Palatino
  33. 33. Less is More Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying!
  34. 34. Remember your audience:
  35. 35. Special
  36. 36. Pressured
  37. 37. Sheltered
  38. 38. Informal
  39. 39. Curious
  40. 40. Appreciate you

PowerPoint presentations can be more effective by following basic web design usability principles.

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