How to Make Great Presentations for Class

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Published on March 1, 2014

Author: cdaleman



A quick presentation for students that will hopefully reduce the number of text heavy presentations in class.

A Few Words About PPT—Don McMillan

Learning Targets Discover tricks to make a more interesting and effective PPT presentation. Learn how to insert videos; graphic texts and images. Go beyond PPT and investigate Prezi presentations.

Agenda: Slide Design Graphic Texts (Smart Art) Images Hyperlinks Video

1. Slide Design 0 Keep the slide design consistent and relevant. 0 2 Options: 0 Design Tab (in PPT) 0 Microsoft Online Design Slides 0 Click the button. 0 Choose NEW 0 Choose POWERPOINT SLIDES AND DESIGNS 0 Choose DESIGN SLIDES (BACKGROUNDS)

2. Graphic Texts Simplifies the slide Visually appealing Easy to Read

2. Graphic Texts Cold • Reduce body temperature Tasty These images come from Cheap • Stimulates the taste buds • Often free!

2. Graphic Texts 1. Click the Insert tab. 2. Choose Smart Art 3. Select the graphic text that best represents the information

3. Images 0 2 methods for inserting an image: 0 Copy and Paste from the Internet 0 Insert an image file that is saved on your computer.

3. Images 0 To change the ‘look’ click on the image and then choose FORMAT from the tabs.

3. Images 0 Images should ENHANCE the slide, not distract the audience.

3. Images 0 New Feature in 2010: Removing the Background

4. Hyperlinks 0 Hyperlinks allow you to ‘point’ to another location (i.e. a website, a file, or another point in the presentation) 0 HOW? 0 Highlight the word/phrase (or click on the image). 0 Right click, choose INSERT HYPERLINK 0 Enter the web address; file name or point in the ppt you would like to link to.

4. Hyperlinks 0 More Powerpoint Resources

5. Videos 0 Insert the video from a file. 0 Downside: the video file has to be in the same location (drive) as the PPT. 0 Embed the video (2010 only) 0 From YouTube, copy (CTRL+C) the embed code *click share 0 In PPT, click INSERT, VIDEO FROM FILE. 0 Paste the embed code. 0 Insert a HYPERLINK 0 Insert an image. 0 Right click the image 0 Choose hyperlink 0 Insert the URL of the video.

5. Videos

6. Prezi

7. Haiku Deck Free Beautiful Easy • Web2.0 • More pictures. Less text • New. Different

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