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Great ideas! Summarized main ideas, key phrases, points of discussion Make sure text is “readable” Balance text & (appropriate) images Use simple font & background colors Use hyperlinks Attendance Keep animations & sound effects to a minimum Pose questions to your audience
I. United Egypt A. 3200 BC: Upper & Lower Egypt unite B. Old, Middle & New Kingdoms C. Culture is stable & homogenous 1. Good agricultural base 2. Strong belief in religion 3. Few foreign invasions in early pd.
Impact of Crusades – Europeans were exposed to a more sophisticated culture – Increased trade – Weakened feudalism – kings gain more power – Muslims claim all of Asia Minor
Things to avoid! Text overload Inappropriate images Hard-to-read font Words/concepts you cannot say & don’t understand Excess images, animations, sound effects, etc. Forgetting to PRACTICE going over your slide Forgetting to check all links/videos Forgetting to check for “readability”
What is PowerPoint? PowerPoint is a complete presentation graphics package. It gives you everything you need to produce a professional-looking presentation. PowerPoint offers word processing, outlining, drawing, graphing, and presentation management tools- all designed to be easy to use and learn. The following gives you a quick overview of what you can do in PowerPoint: When you create a presentation using PowerPoint, the presentation is made up of a series of slides. The slides that you create using PowerPoint can also be presented as overhead transparencies or 35mm slides. In addition to slides, you can print audience handouts, outlines, and speaker's notes. You can format all the slides in a presentation using the powerful Slide Master which will be covered in the tutorial. You can keep your entire presentation in a single file- all your slides, speaker's notes, and audience handouts. You can import what you have created in other Microsoft products, such as Word and Excel into any of your slides. Now that you know what features PowerPoint offers it's time to learn how to work in PowerPoint.
PowerPoint uses a graphical approach to presentations in the form of slide shows that accompany the oral delivery of the topic. This program is widely used in business and classrooms and is an effective tool when used for training purposes. PowerPoint is one of the simplest computer programs to learn. It is the number 1 program used worldwide for presentations. Anyone can create stunning presentations that look like they were designed by a professional. PowerPoint presentations can be made into photo albums, complete with music or narrations, to distribute on CDs or DVDs. If you are in the sales field, it involves just a few simple clicks to add an illustrative chart of data or an organizational chart of your company's structure. Make your presentation into a web page for emailing purposes or as a promotion displayed on your company's website. It is easy to customize presentations with your company logo and to dazzle your audience by using one of the many design templates that come with the programs. Many more free add-ins and templates are available online from Microsoft and a host of other websites. In addition to an on screen slide show, PowerPoint has printing options that allow the presenter to provide handouts and outlines for the audience as well as notes pages for the speaker to refer to during the presentation. All in all, PowerPoint is a "one-stop-shop" to create successful presentations for the business world, the classroom or just for your own personal use.
Tips for giving great oral presentations Turn your body towards your audience; face away from projection screens; EYE CONTACT Use your hands to emphasize (in moderation) Stand up straight Allow your personality to come through Keep hair our of your face Use notes/paper/notecards to aide you only (avoid reading directly)
Tonight’s Homework….yes, Homework! Write 1 to 2 paragraphs about a topic you find interesting The latest movie you saw, book you read, concert you attended, game you played in, etc. Make sure it’s something you REALLY ENJOY or are interested in