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1 EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS KEY TAKEAWAYS ERIN SUSSMAN

2 EIGHT PRINCIPLES THAT MAKE SLIDES POWERFUL AND EASY TO UNDERSTAND Effective slides Visualize key points Pay attention to design Avoid paragraphs of text Make font legible Remove jargon Highlight key information Animate complex slides Animate off-screen

3 5 DESIGN STEPS Who is my audience? How familiar are they with our work? Who is your audience? 11 What is our overall goal? Is it to inform? To recommend action? What is your objective? 22 What is the key message I want the viewer to take away? What is my slide’s action title? What is your message? 33 What data provides the best evidence to support my key message? What is the best evidence 44 What layout or design best displays my information? How should I lay out my slide? Design the slide 55

4 MAC KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS TOPRESS Delete one character to the leftDELETE Delete one character to the right Cut selected text or object + X or F2 Copy selected text or object + C or F3 Paste cut or copied text or object + V or F4 Paste special + CONTROL + V Duplicate selected object + D Increase the font size + SHIFT + > Decrease the font size + SHIFT + < Change the case of lettersSHIFT + F3 Apply bold formatting + B Apply an underline + U Apply italic formatting + I Apply subscript formatting (automatic spacing) + SHIFT + MINUS SIGN Apply superscript formatting (automatic spacing) + SHIFT + PLUS SIGN Center a paragraph + E Justify a paragraph + J Left align a paragraph + L Right align a paragraph + R Undo the last action + Z or F1 Open the Format Text dialog box, Font options + T Open the Format Text dialog box, Paragraph options + OPTION + M Duplicate selected object + D Select the next objectTAB Select the previous objectSHIFT + TAB Select all objects and all text + A Move the selected object in the direction of the arrowArrow keys Nudge the selected object slightly in the direction of the arrow + arrow key Group the selected objects + OPTION + G Ungroup the selected objects + OPTION + SHIFT + G

5 PC KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS Control + A= Select all Control + B= Bold Control + C= Copy Control + D = Duplicate highlighted object Control + E= Center justify text Control + F = Find (word) Control + G= Group Control + H = Replace Control + I = Italics Control + J = Justifies text Control + K = Insert Hyperlink Control + L= Left justify text Control + M = New native (non-Wizard) PowerPoint slide Control + N = New native (non-Wizard) PowerPoint presentation Control + O = Open file Control + P = Print Control + Q = Quit application Control + R = Right justify text Control + S = Save Control + T = Opens font window Control + U = Underline Control + V = Paste Control + W = Close window Control + X = Cut Control + Y = Repeat the last function Control + Z = Undo last step Control + Shift + D = Create an exact copy of slide Control + Shift + G = Ungroup Control + Shift + M = Creates a new blank Bain slide Control + Shift + P + Use up/down arrow keys = Change text point size Control + [= Decrease font size Control + ]= Increase font size Control + Shift + + = Change to/from text superscript Alt + Control + Shift+ > = Superscript Alt + Control+ Shift + < = Subscript Shift + F3 = Changes selection from lower case, upper case, sentence case In address window of browser, type in only a domain name, e.g. Amazon, then hit Control + Enter Control + Enter fills in: -.com Control + Shift + Drag mouse = Duplicate object and maintain alignment Alt + R + R + T = Brings object to front Alt + R + R + K = Sends object to back

6 USEFUL LINKS Imagery Microsoft - Free images and clip arthttp://office.microsoft.com/en-us/images/ iStock Photo - Prices vary but high quality and affordable Getty Images - Prices vary and a little more expensive Cartoon Stock - Political and funny illustrations Templates Microsoft - Free templateshttp://office.microsoft.com/en- us/templates/powerpoint-templates- FX aspx Presentation Load - High quality, not free. Good place to get ideas Inspiration Slide Guruhttp://slideguru.com/gallery Note and Pointhttp://noteandpoint.com/ Flowing Data - Data visualizationhttp://flowingdata.com/ Prezihttp://prezi.com/explore/popular/


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