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Performer - Culture & Literature Marina Spiazzi, Marina Tavella, Margaret Layton © 2013 Creating an effective PowerPoint Presentation.

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1 Performer - Culture & Literature Marina Spiazzi, Marina Tavella, Margaret Layton © 2013 Creating an effective PowerPoint Presentation

2 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature Steps to be covered F. S. Fitzgerald 1.Outline 2.Slide Structure 3.Fonts 4.Colour 5.Background 6.Graphs 7.Spelling and Grammar 8.Conclusion Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

3 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature Plan your content first Use an interesting title and pictures in the first slide to grab the viewers' attention Make your second slide an outline of your presentation Follow the order of your outline Place only the main points in the outline slide. Each will become a title of your slide Communicate your information clearly using bullet points, numbered lists 1. Outline F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

4 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 2. Slide Structure F. S. Fitzgerald Use 1-2 slides per minute of your presentation Don’t put too much in each slide, only include 5-6 points per slide Use key words and phrases only Use each slide to express one idea Avoid switching between programmes - such as calling up a Web page -  it might take too much time Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

5 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature F. S. Fitzgerald 2. Slide Structure Show one point at a time. This: will help the audience concentrate on what you are saying will prevent the audience from reading ahead will help you keep your presentation focused Do not use distracting animation. Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

6 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 3. Font F. S. Fitzgerald Use at least an 18-point font Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points this font is 16-point, the main point font is 20-point, and the title font is 40-point Use a standard font like Arial Capitalise only when necessary Use italics rather than underlining. Underlines can obscure letters and make the text difficult to read Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

7 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 4. Colour F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Use a colour of font that works well on a screen Ex: a blue font on a white background Preview your presentation before the exam  there is often a difference between how something looks on your computer screen and how it appears on a screen or wall Use colour to reinforce the logic of your structure Ex: a bold blue title and an orange text Use colour either for key ideas or to emphasise a point, but do this only occasionally

8 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 4. Colour F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Remember: Using a font colour that does not contrast with the background colour is difficult to read Using colour for decoration is distracting Using a different colour for each point is unnecessary Using a different colour for secondary points is also unnecessary Trying to be creative is negative

9 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 5. Background F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Use plain and light backgrounds Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation Avoid distracting and difficult-to-read backgrounds Remove any unnecessary detail

10 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 6. Graphs F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Use graphs rather than just charts and figures because in this way data is easier to understand Always give your graphs a title Support your points with visual evidence. This can include photos, images, charts and diagrams Minimise sounds, images and charts because they can distract and annoy your audience

11 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 6. A good graph F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation

12 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 7. Spelling and grammar F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Revise your slides to avoid: spelling mistakes repetitions grammatical errors distracting images

13 Jonathan Swift Performer - Culture & Literature 8. Conclusion F. S. Fitzgerald Creating a PowerPoint Presentation Before completing your presentation have you planned carefully? done your research? thought about your audience? timed your presentation? practiced your entire presentation at least once? If possible, have someone watch and listen and make comments.


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