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A Powerpoint Presentation about Powerpoint Or, What To Do And What NOT to Do In Powerpoint Overview of presentation Dos and Don’ts of Powerpoint General Structure for A Powerpoint Presentation Specific Powerpoint Tips About Presentations in General Some tips for Tutorial Presentations

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A Powerpoint Presentation about Powerpoint

Or, What To Do

And What NOT to Do

In Powerpoint


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Overview of presentation

  • Dos and Don’ts of Powerpoint

  • General Structure for A Powerpoint Presentation

  • Specific Powerpoint Tips

  • About Presentations in General

  • Some tips for Tutorial Presentations

  • Conclusion


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Do:

  • Add an overview of your presentation, because

    • Indicates subject(s) & order of presentation

    • Helps your audience in getting the basic structure of your talk

    • Helps the audience be more receptive to what you have to say


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Do:

  • Employ a six by six rule

    • No more than six bullets per page

    • No more than six words per bullet

    • Bottom line: short & sweet


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Do:

  • Employ an easy-to-read structure

    • Use consistent headers

    • Use a consistent layout

    • Use graphics to support your text

    • Use parallel verb constructions

    • Use easy-to-read font (Tahoma)


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Do:

  • Use Edward Tufte’s rule for graphics:

  • minimize the ratio of ink-to-data


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Do

  • Use easy-to-read graphics


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Don’t

  • Use confusing graphics


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Don’t:

  • Overdo it with Flashy Graphics, unless you’re using them for a reason


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Don’t

  • Use Sounds that distract from your message


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Don’t:

  • Read off the slides - this will detract from the professional appearance of your presentation:

    • You will be facing the slides, as opposed to your audience

    • Your audience can read as well!


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Don’t

  • Change backgrounds unless there’s a reason!

  • Use little to no contrast between text and background


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General Structure for a Powerpoint Presentation

  • 1. An Introduction with Overview

    • Tells Your Audience what you’re going to talk about

    • Introduces Main Areas of your Presentation

    • Gives the order of the topics and speakers


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General Structure for a Powerpoint Presentation

  • 2. A Body that

    • Tells your audience in the order that your introduction delineated it


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General Structure for a Powerpoint Presentation

  • 3. A Conclusion that

    • Tells your audience what you’ve told them by a round-up of key points

      - Adds further implications for the audience

    • Actions to be undertaken


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Specific Powerpoint Tips

  • Display graphics only when talking about them

  • Leave a graphic up long enough for listener to digest its contents

  • Explain key points in your graphics

  • Do not read from graphics

  • Use the same words in your slides as you do in your presentation


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Specific Powerpoint Tips

  • Rehearse in front of other people

  • Pay special attention to your delivery of key points

  • Rehearse with your graphics

  • Time your rehearsal

  • Make effective transitions between speakers


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Specific Powerpoint Tips

  • There are tons of options in Powerpoint to create a dynamic presentation

    • Make sure, however, that WHAT you are presenting is received by your audience

    • And that HOW you are presenting it doesn’t become the main presentation


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About Presentations in General

  • Make sure to speak slowly

    • Why?

      • Some people will speed up their talking as the presentation proceeds

      • Your audience will appreciate you speaking in a slower manner so that they have more time to process what you’re saying

      • You’ll run out of breath!


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About Presentations in General

  • Practice your Presentation

    • Why?

      • You’ll become aware of the sound of your own voice

      • You’ll also become acquainted with the structure of your presentation


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Some tips for Tutorial Presentations

  • To add screenshots, go to the active screen

  • Press “PrintScrn/SysRq” Keyboard Button

  • Go to Powerpoint or Word

  • Click Right mouse Button

  • Select “Paste”


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Some tips for Tutorial Presentations


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Some tips for Tutorial Presentations

  • Write out your Group’s presentation in Word (use Bullet-items and Headings)

  • Import (click and paste) your presentation from Word into Powerpoint

  • Use a uniform layout for the group


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Conclusion

  • The rules for Powerpoint Presentations:

  • Give an overview of your presentation

  • Use six-by-six rule

  • Use easy-to-read layout, graphics, text

  • Don’t read your slides to your audience

  • Use effective transitions between speakers

  • Content over Style


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Conclusion

  • Use Introduction –

  • “Tell Them What You’re Going To Tell Them”

  • Body –

  • “Tell Them”

  • Conclusion –

  • “Tell Them What You’ve Told Them”


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Conclusion

  • Remember:

  • The purpose of any presentation is…

  • To give a talk that others view positively

  • To inform and persuade your audience

  • To allow your audience to take action


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