How To Use Power Point Effectively

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Published on February 21, 2008

Author: Weatherwax

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ETT 101 Assignment #5

How to use PowerPoint effectively Maximize your effectiveness with these simple techniques

Know your audience Your presentation should be: Demographic appropriate Use vocabulary and images suitable for the anticipated age and education level of your audience

Achieve your objective Your presentation should : Focus on your key objectives Know your objectives beforehand and make sure your presentation addresses all of your key objectives

Your presentation should :

Focus on your key objectives

Know your objectives beforehand and make sure your presentation addresses all of your key objectives

Choose a unifying theme Design your slides to use a unifying theme. Common background Contrasting but easy-to-read colors Standardized font and font size.

Design your slides to use a unifying theme.

Common background

Contrasting but easy-to-read colors

Standardized font and font size.

Engage your audience Create c o l o r f u l and informative slides

Create c o l o r f u l and informative

slides

Avoid distractions Examples of common distractions: Moving text  Animated graphics Pointless illustrations  Arrow cursor – hide by pressing Ctrl-h EXCESSIVE UPPER CASE and poor color choices Too busy – too much text on one slide – more slides is always a better choice than more text! Text too small for the audience to read Bad transitions to the next slide

Examples of common distractions:

Moving text

 Animated graphics

Pointless illustrations 

Arrow cursor – hide by pressing Ctrl-h

EXCESSIVE UPPER CASE and poor color choices

Too busy – too much text on one slide – more slides is always a better choice than more text!

Text too small for the audience to read

Bad transitions to the next slide

Remember PowerPoint slides should be points … not essays Assume your audience can read and avoid reading every word of your presentation

PowerPoint slides should be points … not essays

Assume your audience can read and avoid reading every word of your presentation

Use graphs and charts with care Be sure they clarify rather than CoNfuSe

In the Classroom Ideas for using PowerPoint in the classroom Highlight key points in daily lessons Highlight upcoming events Parents’ night presentations

Ideas for using PowerPoint in the classroom

Highlight key points in daily lessons

Highlight upcoming events

Parents’ night presentations

Watch the time Keep your presentation concise and to the point

Keep your presentation concise and to the

point

Take care of the P’s P repare, P ractice and P erfect … but when the time comes to P resent …

P repare,

P ractice and

P erfect …

but when the time comes to P resent …

Relax Relax and have FUN!

Relax

and

have

FUN!

Thanks for your time Presentation by Bev Sutton

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by

Bev Sutton

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