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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

A Powerpoint Presentation about Powerpoint

Or, What To Do

And What NOT to Do

In Powerpoint

overview of presentation
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
don t
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
general structure for a powerpoint presentation
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
specific powerpoint tips
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
about presentations in general
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
some tips for tutorial presentations
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
  • 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
conclusion
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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