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  1. PowerPoint Presentations:An Overview Goals: • Understand the basic components of a GOOD PowerPoint presentation • Develop your communication objective • Brainstorm the components of your presentation

  2. The PowerPoint Metaphor • Slideshow • Large audience • Primarily visual • The big picture

  3. Components of a PowerPoint Slideshow • Communication objective • Unifying theme • Text, graphics, animation, sound • Audience participation

  4. Communication Objective • WIIFM? • AWBAT • Inform • Persuade • Elicit dialogue

  5. Unifying Theme • Color • Key graphics • Animation and/or sound • Templates • Custom

  6. Text, graphics, animation, and sound • Purposeful • Readable/seeable/hearable • Necessary

  7. Audience Participation • Speak • Write • Read • Listen

  8. Linear Slideshow • End goal • Logical progression • Build-up

  9. Non-Linear Slideshow • Discussion-based—could go anywhere • Hyperlinks to other slides or files • Some non-linear abilities in all slideshows

  10. Coltan and the Congo A Hotspots! Presentation

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  14. Coltan (columbium tantalite) • Used in: • Light-bulb filaments • Cell phones • Computers • Game consoles • (such as Playstations) Insert image(s) here

  15. Source:http://www.virunga.org/jbin/story/4613

  16. The Democratic Republic of the Congo • Civil War since 1944 • 2,345,410 sq km (about one-fourth the size of the US) • 77% forests and woodlands Source: CIA World Factbook 2001

  17. Civil War • government revenue • Foreign debt

  18. Source: Wildlife Conservation Society http://www.eces.org/articles/static/9903348006466.shtml

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  26. “…there is no point in the West pointing a finger at the slaughter…” "We have got to stop buying this stuff, and end the flow of money..." Greg Cummings, Executive Director of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

  27. What You Can Do • Write to the companies who make the products you use—ask them to make sure that their coltan doesn’t come from mines in the protected National Parks in the DROC • Money TALKS!

  28. Designing your Slideshow • State your communication objective • List your components • Outline your narrative • Create your speaker notes • Create your slides • Test-drive your slideshow • Create audience materials