2 MultimediaA powerful blend of text, graphics, sound, animation, and video on your computer.Multimedia is an effective way of communicating information. It can be used to inform, persuade and entertain.Multimedia is used in games, business presentations, interactive tutorials, and information kiosks.
3 PowerPoint One way we create multimedia presentations is in PowerPoint Can you think of other programs that can be used to create multimedia presentations?
4 Tips To Making A Better Presentation Choose a color scheme with no more than 4 different colorsMake sure background color and font color is contrasting (easy to read)Limit animations and soundsUse bullet statements (not paragraphs)Check spelling and capitalizationLimit pictures per slideBalance text, pictures and white space
5 Creating a PowerPoint Using the Design Templates When you open PowerPoint you will see a blank slide. You may add a preset design template to make your slide presentation colorful.Select the Design TabChoose the Theme Group
6 Changing the Background Instead of using the design template you may customize your background.Select the Design TabChoose the Background Group
7 Slide LayoutThe layout of the slide is how the text and information will appear.Select the Home TabChoose the Slides Group
8 Adding a New SlideOnce you have finished with your first slide you will have to add additional slides to complete your presentationSelect the Home TabChoose Slides Group
9 Inserting a PictureIf you would like to add clip art or a picture from a file, go to:Select the Insert TabIllustrations Group
10 NarrationYou can narrate your presentation by recording your own voice.1. Select the Insert Tab2. Choose the Media Clips GroupNote-you will need to hook a microphoneto your computer to use this tool.
11 SoundTo make your presentation really exciting you can add pictures and sounds.You can always use clip art and sounds clips.You may also insert pictures, movies and sounds that you have saved in a file1. Select the Insert Tab2. Choose the Illustrations or Media Clips Group
12 Custom AnimationAfter you complete your presentation you can make it really exciting by adding animations to your text and graphics. Animations will create movement to your presentation and make it exciting.Select the Animations TabClick on custom animation.
13 Slide TransitionLast but not least you can change how your slides transition from slide to slide.Select the Animations TabChoose the Transition to This Slide Group
14 Printing a Presentation Click on the Office Button and choose PrintUnder print what select handoutClick OK