Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistPowerPointCreating an Effective VisualAid for Your Presentation
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistPresentation Basics Know your content Know your audience Know your teacher’s expectations
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistA Good Visual Aid… enhances the presentation gives the audience a visual that is directly related to what you are saying presents the biggest and most important ideas, the things the audience should remember shows images, video, audio that helps the audience better understand the content
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistBegin with the title Keep it short Accurately introduce the presentation
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistAdd a slide Click “New Slide” Choose the appropriate slide template Type only the essential information
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistKeep It Simple Silly The templates will help your slides have the right amount of content. Don’t overfill the slide – your audience will be lost in reading the slide and will not focus on you. YOU are the most important part of the presentation. The worst thing is when a presenter reads their slides. Do you like it when someone reads to you in a monotone voice? If the PowerPoint or other visual aid were the most important thing, you could just post it to a website and be done. Can you even read this? Do you really want to read this? Does this help you understand what I’m saying? Really, I could type in a whole bunch of nonsense talk but it would look like I had many, many important things to say. But you wouldn’t see them because there’s too much here. And you wouldn’t hear me because you would be trying to read this. My favorite animals are cows and monkeys. The Devils are the best hockey team ever. This amount of information really should be on at least 6 slides. If you’re reading this, you probably weren’t listening to the super important details I was sharing. And really, everything I say is very important, so this slide is completely irrelevant.
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistKeep formatting simple Too many typfaces, colors, and GRAPHICS distract the audience from your PRESENTATION.
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistStyle with PurposeA cohesive format presents a cohesive idea A change in style or formatting indicates that something is different, or more important What do you want your audience to see? What do you want them to think about while you are talking?
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistSlides vs. Notes Essential content and big ideas go on the slide The information you want your audience to remember goes on the slide Everything else goes in the notes.
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistAdd notes Type your notes in the space below the slide editor This is where you can type the script, citations, and anything relevant to that slide.
Mrs. Bond, GTSD Library Media SpecialistReview Know your content. Know your audience. Keep It Simple Silly. Style with purpose. Use the notes field. Proofread each slide. Do it again.