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PowerPoint for Beginners. Staff Training & Development UM Libraries. Agenda. Why use PowerPoint? Content vs. design F o n t and c o l o r ClipArt déjà vu Practice makes perfect! Try it yourself. Why Use PowerPoint?.

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powerpoint for beginners

PowerPoint for Beginners

Staff Training & Development

UM Libraries

agenda
Agenda
  • Why use PowerPoint?
  • Content vs. design
  • Font and color
  • ClipArt déjà vu
  • Practice makes perfect!
  • Try it yourself
why use powerpoint
Why Use PowerPoint?
  • Capture your presentation—major concepts, organization, charts, graphs and more all in one place!
  • Share your presentation with others on the Web or in easy PowerPoint handouts.
content vs design
Content vs. design
  • Write your presentation in outline view.
  • Play with graphics, colors and fonts in slide view.
f o n t and c o l o r
Font and color
  • Two or three fonts are plenty.
  • Pick three or four colors that look nice together.
  • Use high contrast colors for background and text.
  • Don’t forget about red/green color-blindness.
clipart d j vu
ClipArt déjà vu
  • Be a ClipArt minimalist.
  • Your audience has seen them all.
  • Be creative; make your own!
practice makes perfect
Practice makes perfect!
  • Practice where you preach so you can fix problems before you present.
  • Rehearse your timings.
  • Show it to a friend before you make your debut.
try it yourself
Try It Yourself
  • Download the PowerPoint Overview packet at http://www.lib.umd.edu/groups/learning/handouts/powerpoint101.pdf and follow the directions to create your own PowerPoint presentation.