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How to give a Power Point Presentation

Holly Hunts, Ph.D., CFCS

Family and Consumer Sciences

Montana State University

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Choose a topic that fits power point

  • Lecture format

  • Hard to do hands-on

    • Lights off

    • Two things at once

  • Cognitive objectives

  • Affective – work at it

    • Add frills

    • Add statistics

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Start with a title slide

Your name, position and company

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Set the ground rules (with or without a slide about it)

  • How long is the presentation going to last?

  • Can they ask questions during the presentation?

  • What material are they responsible for?

  • Will there be an exam? Homework?

  • Should they take notes?

  • Is there a hand-out with the material on it?

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Give them a road map

  • Introduction

  • Main topics

  • Summary

  • Questions and answers

  • Small group work

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Anticipatory Set

  • Music

  • Interesting photo

  • Interesting quote (Internet)

  • Interesting statistic (Internet)

  • Provocative statement

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With a stop light, green means 'go' and yellow means 'slow down'. With a banana, however, it is quite the opposite. Yellow means 'go', green means 'whoa, slow down', and red means 'where the heck did you get that banana?' Mitch HedbergAmerican comedian (1968 - 2005)

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Or a serious quote

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. Abraham Lincoln16th president of US (1809 - 1865)

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Group Topics Together

  • Like an essay – similar topics together

  • Control what the audience sees at one time.

    • One slide – one topic

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Help your audience with transitions

  • Use the title of your slides

  • Use your voice – YOU are value added

    • REMEMBER: Talk to the audience, not the screen!

  • The show should NOT be totally self-explanatory

  • Use bullet points that are meaningful

    • And, but, or (chalkboard story)

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Note there are bullet points not paragraphs!

  • Think about their notes

  • Keywords

  • Key statistics

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  • Think about controlling what the audience sees all at once (go back and edit)

  • You unfold a story – sequentially not all at once.

  • check that you are consistent about capitalization.

  • Capitalization

  • Check spellling (or you look like a phool!)

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  • Know every word/diagram/equation/etc. YOU put on YOUR slide

    • Ph.D. Exam example: “Power Pump”

    • Doubling ?

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Add sound effects

  • Make sure they can be heard when presented

    • Speed of computer for presentation

    • Software of computer for presentation

    • Speakers?