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PowerPoint basics: Part 1 An introduction to producing PowerPoint presentations as ONE tool to help you deliver your message Presented by Dan Dyck, Mennonite Church Canada, for International Workers at Mission Seminar 2004
PowerPoint basics: Part 1 Two essentially different ways to use PowerPoint: 1.Interactive, supportive visual aid in telling a story, teaching, or providing information –Pros: –Passionate narration, interactive -Allows opportunities for eye contact between presenter and audience –Cons: -Requires good prep and rehearsal time
PowerPoint basics: Part 1 Two essentially different ways to use PowerPoint: 2.Stand alone presentation, delivering the story in the way one might present a video –Pros: Consistent message each time, more friendly to use of music/audio, good intro/icebreaker –Cons: More technically complex to produce, little interaction with presenter until finished
Before you start… 6 steps Step 1: The Story Step 2: Pictures Step 3: Words Step 4: Pictures and Words Step 5: Delivery Step 6: Interaction
Step 1: The Story Develop Story Outline –How much time? –Who is your audience? –Why have they come? –What are the 2-3 most important points of your message? –Think in terms of section titles and sub- titles
Step 2: Pictures Collect images –People connect with people –Aim for quality images
Step 3: Words Compose your message; point form, or full narrative – your choice –Less is MORE : limit animation, fonts, colours
Step 4: Pictures and Words Adding images to a slide Linking your narrative to the images Adding words to images Getting to church in Dubai
Step 5: Delivery Delivering your presentation Practice, practice, practice Arrive early Print notes pages –Stay on track –Stay synchronized
Step 6: Interaction Engage and enjoy your audience!
Handouts Prepare printed handouts for those who ask
When you don’t have an LCD projector… Create story pictures Highlight the story pictures with narrative Pass them around –Tip: One of the secrets to using PowerPoint effectively is knowing when not to use it!
PowerPoint Basics: Part 2 Producing Your Presentation –Navigating around PowerPoint –Using a template/master slides –Working with images –Working with text –Layers –Slide transitions –Adding Motion –Moving your presentation to another computer –Dos and Don’ts
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