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Creating Effective Presentations

Some basic tips for creating more effective PowerPoint-type presentations.

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Creating Effective Presentations

  1. 1. Creating Effective Presentations <ul><li>By Steve Katz </li></ul>
  2. 2. Keynote (PowerPoint) Terms <ul><li>Presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Slide </li></ul><ul><li>Title </li></ul><ul><li>Bullets </li></ul><ul><li>Transition </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why? <ul><li>Practice oral presentation skills </li></ul><ul><li>Used widely in education & business </li></ul>
  4. 4. Project Steps <ul><li>Start working on a blank presentation. </li></ul><ul><li>Complete all text first. </li></ul><ul><li>Add graphics and clip art. </li></ul><ul><li>Select theme. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Need to change images? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitions and animation </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul>
  5. 5. Presentation Checklist <ul><li>Know your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep a focused message. </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics to help make your point. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use graphics wisely. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not read off the screen when you present. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Presentation Tips - Text <ul><li>Use statements, not sentences. </li></ul><ul><li>Be brief </li></ul><ul><li>Use key words </li></ul><ul><li>One topic per slide </li></ul><ul><li>One thought per line </li></ul>
  7. 7. Presentation Tips - Text Size <ul><li>Use default size </li></ul><ul><li>Then adjust size for your equipment </li></ul><ul><li>6 x 6 Rule </li></ul><ul><li>Use upper & lower case (not all caps) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Presentation Tips - Graphics <ul><li>Images can strengthen your message </li></ul><ul><li>Can greatly increase your file size </li></ul>
  9. 9. Presentation Tips - Color <ul><li>Dark backgrounds with light text </li></ul><ul><li>Consistent design </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Background, transitions, & animation </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Creating Effective Presentations <ul><li>By Steve Katz </li></ul>