Presenting with PowerPoint (or any other presenting tool)Introductions (who are you? What are you going to talk about?)
Write out your entire script before putting slides together.It may seems to be more work, but it will go faster if you organize first!*Keep Your Audience In MindWhat do they know?What do they expect?What will be interesting to them?What can you teach them?What will keep them focused?
Pay attention toEye contactPostureBody languageVoice & TonePrint slides with notes so you have a copy to remind you of your main points.
Delegate work in your group. Put someone in charge of images, music, writing and design.
You have done the research. Now it’s time to organize and build the presentation.
This is what the typical Powerpoint slide looks like. But less is more!NOTE:DO NOT READ THE SLIDES! If you rehearse, you will sound more natural and interesting to your audience.
Adding distracting backgrounds will not help.
You don’t want your presentation to look like a Word document! If you have key points to make, use more slides!
One idea per slide. Add images as needed. (Layering is ok)
Visuals are important.
Look at how much better this image is when it covers the whole slide!NOTES:The stained glass window was the epitome of Victorian romanticism. Stained Glass Gallery at the Great Exhibition of 1851.Combined the beauty of light and design and pattern that Victorians loved.Be sure to find large pictures 800 X 600 at minimum. Use Google’s size search.
Be simple. These are samples of simple logos that work!
Consider the space available on each slide. Don’t choose a design that is constricting in space.Choose your design carefully. Be sure it fits your theme. Also, check what the colors look like on the SmartBoard before you present!
Don’t be afraid to have a simple background. Sometimes that is best.
No BULLETS IF YOU JUST HAVE TO USE THEM, DON’T ANIMATE THEM!
Consistency!How big does text have to be?On a Smartboard, at minimum 24 or 28 pts.
Add AppropriateMusic!Use MP3s or WAVs.Insert sound and set it to play the appropriate # of slides. Move little speaker icon off the slide.
Music should be ambient and match tone. Save the music to the same folder.Freeplaymusic.comCcmixter.comPartnersinRhyme.com
Thank you for listening!
On presenting with web2.0
Tell Me a Story<br />Using PowerPoint to Present your Research<br />
Be sure you have a story to tell <br />BEFORE YOU OPEN POWERPOINT!<br />Image: thebowditchgroup.com/speaking<br />