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1 By Ms. Chan Name of Class, Date The Effective PowerPoint

2 Outline #1 Organize#2 Create#3 Deliver ++

3 Start with the End in Mind   Why do you exist?   What is your purpose today? #1 Organize:

4 Know Your Audience   What do they know?   What don’t they know?   What is relevant and interesting to them? #1 Organize:

5 Give it Structure   Start with an outline   Start with a “hook” (visual, example, story) #1 Organize:

6 Backgrounds & Colours   Use one background only   Use the same colours and fonts for: Titles of slides Main text Sub-bullets or captions #2 Create:

7 Caution: Text Overload   Point form only   1-2 lines per point   6 bullets per slide maximum   Use images instead of text wherever you can and explain #2 Create:

8 How Not to Write Bullet Points   When choosing a car, you will need to test drive it more than once and ask about all of the features that are included.   The best way to keep up to date on trends in the auto industry is to read magazines and visit dealerships often. #2 Create:

9 Effective Bullet Points   At the dealership: Test drive Ask about features   Stay up-to-date Magazines Frequent visits #2 Create:

10   To catch your audience’s attention   Do not put images behind text! Can you see what I mean???   Do not underestimate the power of images Use of Images and Media #2 Create:

11 Flickr Creative Commons mmons/ mmons/ NOAA – wildlife and underwater photos Stock Xchg photos – a good variety Nations Illustrated – photos of various places m/ m/ Find Images and Media #2 Create: Photol.com – photos of many objects Pics4Learning – well organized images Images of Canada x-e.html x-e.html Behold Creative Commons – tool that searches for high quality Flickr items

12 Placement of Images Would you prefer this… #2 Create:

13 Placement of Images …Or this? #2 Create:

14 Placing Images   Tips: Use borders (if photos overlap) Leave some space around images Keep them large enough to see Explain each one when presenting #2 Create:

15 Using Transitions Use only ONE type… #2 Create:

16 …So you could use this…

17 …And this…

18 …And also this…

19 …And this too…

20 …And even this…

21 …Because they are the same type.

22 …But NOT this…

23 See what I mean?

24 Using Animations UUse only ONE type per page UUse only ONE animation per item KKeep it professional: Tidy Quick Simple DDon’t drive us crazy… #2 Create:

25 Using Animations Unprofessional… #2 Create:

26 Using Animations …Better #2 Create:

27 Using Animations Show images before your points or they will have less impact! #2 Create:

28 YOU do the Talking!   Your presentation DOES NOT do the talking for you!   Explain each bullet point with: Examples Stories Details Definitions #3 Deliver:

29 Example: Buying a Car   Think about the features you need   Compare prices at different dealerships   Allow plenty of time #3 Deliver:

30 Flaunt It   Show enthusiasm   Catch your audience’s attention   Know your stuff and be confident #3 Deliver:

31 Non-Verbals Matter   Maintain eye contact   Move naturally (you are NOT stuck to the floor!)   Try to smile   Be professional, honest, and polite #3 Deliver:

32 Be Sure To…   Check spelling and grammar   Check animations and transitions   Practice at least 3 times all the way through   Bring a back-up or USB   Reference sources #3 Deliver:

33 Put it All Together… Remember Remember… YOU are the presenter… …your slides are only sidekicks.

34 Questions?

35 References. Retrieved November 1, 2009, from "A Big Hard World“. Written & Performed by: Derek R. Audette - (C) MMIV (Socan). Retrieved November 1, 2009, from


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