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1 How to Give a Truly Terrible Talk In PowerPoint Or Better, How Not To! By Ms. Barber & Ms. Evett, Teacher-Librarians

2 First, be sure to use complete sentences in all of your slides. Everyone likes to read every detail on each slide. It makes them feel important. It shows your writing skills. Backgrounds come in white with black letters. All PowerPoint presentations should look the same. Every slide should have bullet points and all of the bullet points should be exactly the same. No one likes pictures. They distract. It does not matter whether you are printing the PowerPoint or viewing it.

3 Presentation Hints Face the Mob Wear something attractive Hold notes in front of you Dont read out loud Smile

4 Backgrounds On Screen – In a well lit room – Dark Backgrounds! On Paper – WHITE Backgrounds work better

5 Color Theory Blue – Peace, Tranquility Black – Power, Mystery, Evil Green – Nature, Spring, Youth Orange – Fall, Warmth, Attention-seeking Purple – Royalty, Wisdom Red – Love, Anger, Excitement White – Purity Yellow – Joy, Happiness How Does Color Affect Our Mood? By D.M. Elesawi, accessed 4/5/11. moods-entertainment-ppt-powerpoint/

6 Bullet Points and Phrases Do use bullet points for a list Dont use bullet points for paragraphs Do use phrases You should not use complete sentences that take too long to read. – Be sure to indent for details and organization – Dont fill the page!

7 21 st Century Presidents Barak Obama (2009-Present) – 44 th President – 1 st African-American President George W. Bush ( ) – 43 rd President – 2 nd President to be the son of a President

8 Pictures ARE Distracting When you put pictures on the screen, it takes your eyes away from the words. In a presentation, does this help?

9 Pictures ARE Distracting Possible subjects : World War II Arlington National Cemetery The Battle of Iwo Jima

10 Plagiarism transitive verb : to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own : use (another's production) without crediting the source intransitive verb : to commit literary theft : present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source Plagiarism includes copying directly and copying indirectly and not citing.

11 Common Knowledge Common Knowledge has at least 3 sources and does not need to be cited. Your own ideas and interpretations do not need to be cited. Images are NOT Common Knowledge

12 Copying Pictures from the Internet Insert Resize Copyright!

13 Save It Correctly! Dont forget – DeKalb County Schools use Microsoft Office Save as PPT, not PPTX!!

14 Attach to FirstClass icon from You can DRAG your file onto your FC desktop OR New Message and Attach IMPORTANT! If PowerPoint is still open with your file, THIS WILL NOT WORK!!!!!!!!!!

15 Quick! What was wrong with the previous slide?

16 Answer: Too many things on one slide Too many different colors Overall, it was just too confusing!

17 Questions? How To Give a Truly Terrible Talk In PowerPoint


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