Using PowerPoint to Design
Effective Presentations
Copy this file to your computer.
Read through the slides.
When a slide ...
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What You’ll Learn
• Planning Content
• Getting Started with Design
• Displaying Text
• Displaying Graphics
• Animating
•...
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Planning Content
for Talks
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Planning Content
for Talks
PART 1:
• List possible audience
questions
• Plan your aim(s) upfront
• Choose the “NEWS” abo...
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Planning Content
for Talks
PART 2:
• Explain methods when
appropriate
— Related to the “news” (main point)?
— Necessary ...
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Planning Content
• Remember what it was like not to know
• Talk to prospective audience members
or imagine them - list t...
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Planning Content
• Introduction: Set Mental “Hooks”
and preview the content
• Tie new info to previous studies
or releva...
8
Getting Started
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Getting Started: Tips
• Create a slide show
with storyboards, not a
script
• Use the slide show...
— to select important...
10
Getting Started: Design
Tips
• To select a design, ask yourself:
— What professional image do I want to
project?
— In w...
11
Getting Started: Design
• Set up “Slide Master”
— Design the “look” of your slide show
• Choose appropriate template
— ...
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Set up “Slide Master”:
Your Turn
• To set up a “Slide Master” of your
own:
— Go to “Format”
— Select “Background”
— Mak...
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Project a Clear Font
• Serif: easy to read in printed documents
— Times New Roman, Palatino, Verdana
• Sans serif: easy...
14
Fonts: Your Turn
• Change the font style of this
sentence from Arial to Palatino
• To do so…
— Highlight the sentence b...
15
Templates: Your Turn
• To select a template, follow these
steps:
— Go to “format”
— Select “apply design template” (“sh...
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Create New Slides: Your
Turn
• To create a new slide, choose from
12 pre-designed slide formats
• To examine the 12 for...
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Displaying Text
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Displaying Text: Tips
•Your audience...
— Skims each slide
— Looks for critical
points, not details
— Needs help
readin...
19
Displaying Text
• Use bullets
• Use short phrases
• Use grammatical parallelism
a
Not THAT kind
of bullets!!!
Let me ex...
20
Use Bullets: Tips
• Bullets help audience skim the slide
• Bullets help audience see relationships
between information ...
21
Bullets: Your Turn
• To use bullets…
— Select the “bulleted list” or “two-column
list” slide (from the 12 pre-designed ...
22
Bullets: Your Turn
• To use bullets
— Go to “format” and then “bullet”
— Select the style, color, and size of the
bulle...
23
Use Short Phrases: Tips
• Use phrases in your slide show
outline
• Write complete sentences only in
certain cases:
— Hy...
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Use Parallelism
• Make text easy for your audience to
skim by creating phrases / sentences
that are grammatically paral...
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Grammatical Parallelism
• Not Parallel:
Criteria to Assess Alarm System
— Price
— Effectiveness
— How easily the alarm ...
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Use Parallelism
• Not Parallel:
— Lyse cells in buffer
— 5 minute centrifuging
— Supernatant is removed
• Parallel:
— L...
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Parallelism: Your Turn
• Make the following list of sub-points
parallel:
• Reliable data collection relies upon:
— Cons...
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Displaying Visuals
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Displaying Visuals: Tips
• Select visuals purposefully
— What visuals illustrate a point? Make
a claim? Help to prove a...
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Displaying Visuals
• Insert needed visuals
• Use color
• Resize appropriately
• Draw attention
That was purely
gratuito...
31
Insert Visuals
• Insert images using “Insert” then
“picture”
• Decide whether the image you wish
to insert is “clip art...
32
Choose Color Carefully
Similar intensities
draw attention but make
details hard to see.
Strong, clean contrast
draws at...
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Resize Images: How to . . .
• Click on the visual you wish to
resize
• Go to “format” and then “object” or
“autoshape”
...
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Simplify and Draw Attention
http://www.indstate.edu/thcme/mwking/tca-cycle.html
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Animating
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Animating: Tips
• Custom animation allows you to
animate text, visuals, or line work
• Custom animation should be used
...
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Animation: Your Turn
• Design slide with grouped
items
• Go to “slide show” and select
“animation” and “custom”
• Selec...
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Presenting
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Delivery
• Adapt to Physical, Cultural Environment
• Stance
— Body language
— Handling notes
• Gestures
• Eye contact
•...
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Handling questions
• LISTEN
• Repeat or rephrase
• Watch body language
• Don’t bluff
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Prepare & practice!
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The Cain Project would
like to work with YOU!
Go to http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj
Or call Ext. 6141 or come to A...
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Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Using PowerPoint to Design Effective Presentations Copy this file to your computer. Read through the slides. When a slide says, “YOUR TURN,” Follow the instructions and do the steps. THE CAIN PROJECT
  • 2. 2 What You’ll Learn • Planning Content • Getting Started with Design • Displaying Text • Displaying Graphics • Animating • Presenting
  • 3. 3 Planning Content for Talks
  • 4. 4 Planning Content for Talks PART 1: • List possible audience questions • Plan your aim(s) upfront • Choose the “NEWS” about topic • Include significance • Keep background relevant
  • 5. 5 Planning Content for Talks PART 2: • Explain methods when appropriate — Related to the “news” (main point)? — Necessary to understand talk? • Explain (don’t just show) data • Plan a conclusion • Preview future work
  • 6. 6 Planning Content • Remember what it was like not to know • Talk to prospective audience members or imagine them - list their questions • Organize information in chunks, going from what they know to what they don’t • Include topic’s significance
  • 7. 7 Planning Content • Introduction: Set Mental “Hooks” and preview the content • Tie new info to previous studies or relevant events - motivate !! • Organize from listeners’ point of view • Principle is “GIVEN to NEW” • Preview future work
  • 8. 8 Getting Started
  • 9. 9 Getting Started: Tips • Create a slide show with storyboards, not a script • Use the slide show... — to select important topics and issues — to organize content — to create a hierarchy
  • 10. 10 Getting Started: Design Tips • To select a design, ask yourself: — What professional image do I want to project? — In what type of room will I give my talk? • Well-lit room: use light background / dark text and visuals • Dimly-lit room: use dark background / light text and visuals
  • 11. 11 Getting Started: Design • Set up “Slide Master” — Design the “look” of your slide show • Choose appropriate template — Select pre-designed, color coordinated presentation templates • Choose “slide layouts” for slides — Select from 12 “master slide styles” under “FORMAT” menu to build your show
  • 12. 12 Set up “Slide Master”: Your Turn • To set up a “Slide Master” of your own: — Go to “Format” — Select “Background” — Make changes in color bar: • Colors • Fill effects • Textures
  • 13. 13 Project a Clear Font • Serif: easy to read in printed documents — Times New Roman, Palatino, Verdana • Sans serif: easy to see projected across the room — Arial, Helvetica, Geneva
  • 14. 14 Fonts: Your Turn • Change the font style of this sentence from Arial to Palatino • To do so… — Highlight the sentence by dragging your cursor across it — Select “format” and then “font” — Select “Palatino” from the pull-down menu
  • 15. 15 Templates: Your Turn • To select a template, follow these steps: — Go to “format” — Select “apply design template” (“show preview” allows you to examine templates) — Select “ok”
  • 16. 16 Create New Slides: Your Turn • To create a new slide, choose from 12 pre-designed slide formats • To examine the 12 formats… — Go to “Insert” and then “New Slide” — Select one design, click “OK”
  • 17. 17 Displaying Text
  • 18. 18 Displaying Text: Tips •Your audience... — Skims each slide — Looks for critical points, not details — Needs help reading/seeing text •So you . . . — Use only essential info — Guide their eyes with hierarchy, color — Use big, legible fonts and framing blank space
  • 19. 19 Displaying Text • Use bullets • Use short phrases • Use grammatical parallelism a Not THAT kind of bullets!!! Let me explain . . .
  • 20. 20 Use Bullets: Tips • Bullets help audience skim the slide • Bullets help audience see relationships between information points • For example, this is Main Point 1, which leads to... — Sub-point 1 — Sub-point 2 (To get back to previous level: use “promote” or “demote” arrows at top)
  • 21. 21 Bullets: Your Turn • To use bullets… — Select the “bulleted list” or “two-column list” slide (from the 12 pre-designed slide formats) — Type a phrase then hit “return” — Type a second phrase, hit “return” then hit “tab” — OR use “promote” or “demote” arrows at top to create a bulleted hierarchy
  • 22. 22 Bullets: Your Turn • To use bullets — Go to “format” and then “bullet” — Select the style, color, and size of the bullets you’ll use — OR highlight text you wish to bullet and select the bullet button at top
  • 23. 23 Use Short Phrases: Tips • Use phrases in your slide show outline • Write complete sentences only in certain cases: — Hypothesis — ??? • Generate phrases that make your point clearly and accurately • Use slide show as an outline for your talk, not as a script
  • 24. 24 Use Parallelism • Make text easy for your audience to skim by creating phrases / sentences that are grammatically parallel • Create parallel text by making items in a list the same grammatical form
  • 25. 25 Grammatical Parallelism • Not Parallel: Criteria to Assess Alarm System — Price — Effectiveness — How easily the alarm could be installed • Parallel: Criteria to Assess Alarm System — Price — Effectiveness — Ease of installation
  • 26. 26 Use Parallelism • Not Parallel: — Lyse cells in buffer — 5 minute centrifuging — Supernatant is removed • Parallel: — Lyse cells in buffer — Centrifuge for 5 minutes — Remove supernatant
  • 27. 27 Parallelism: Your Turn • Make the following list of sub-points parallel: • Reliable data collection relies upon: — Consistent use of techniques (pipetting, making solutions) — Correctly calibrated equipment, such as balances and pipettors — Researcher bias is minimized (expecting data to fit model; conflict of interest)
  • 28. 28 Displaying Visuals
  • 29. 29 Displaying Visuals: Tips • Select visuals purposefully — What visuals illustrate a point? Make a claim? Help to prove an argument? • Design easy-to-read visuals — Are the visuals easy to read by all members of your audience? • Draw attention to aspects of visuals — How will you draw attention to certain features of the visual?
  • 30. 30 Displaying Visuals • Insert needed visuals • Use color • Resize appropriately • Draw attention That was purely gratuitous!
  • 31. 31 Insert Visuals • Insert images using “Insert” then “picture” • Decide whether the image you wish to insert is “clip art” or from a “file” (on disk or on hard drive)
  • 32. 32 Choose Color Carefully Similar intensities draw attention but make details hard to see. Strong, clean contrast draws attention, makes details easy to see
  • 33. 33 Resize Images: How to . . . • Click on the visual you wish to resize • Go to “format” and then “object” or “autoshape” • Select “size” • Change size and scale • OR simply click and drag the corners of the image
  • 34. 34 Simplify and Draw Attention http://www.indstate.edu/thcme/mwking/tca-cycle.html
  • 35. 35 Animating
  • 36. 36 Animating: Tips • Custom animation allows you to animate text, visuals, or line work • Custom animation should be used purposefully (and sparingly!) — Animating should help audience comprehend your message — Don’t animate solely for aesthetic purposes
  • 37. 37 Animation: Your Turn • Design slide with grouped items • Go to “slide show” and select “animation” and “custom” • Select item(s) to animate • Choose — Animation method (appear, fly in) — Sound — After effects (dim) DNA RNA transcription
  • 38. 38 Presenting
  • 39. 39 Delivery • Adapt to Physical, Cultural Environment • Stance — Body language — Handling notes • Gestures • Eye contact • Voice quality — Volume — Inflection — Pace See evaluation form at http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj/
  • 40. 40 Handling questions • LISTEN • Repeat or rephrase • Watch body language • Don’t bluff
  • 41. 41 Prepare & practice!
  • 42. 42 The Cain Project would like to work with YOU! Go to http://www.owlnet.rice.edu/~cainproj Or call Ext. 6141 or come to Anderson 211c

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