How to Create a Professional PowerPoint Presentation
You will learn in this course how to create a professional Presentation, at the end of the course you will be able to design a professionally sound PowerPoint Presentation, you will be given many tips and techniques to reach mastery in PowerPoint creation, and you will be able to capture the attention of your audience by:
PowerPoint has achieved its status because:
A planning example will be discussed , with an example that will show you how to plan your Presentation step by step .
You will learn to shy away from all caps, italics and using many colors when formatting your text , this will make your Presentation complicated and difficult to read by the audience, this will be explained by a screen-cast with voice-over .
You will learn to abide by the 6X7 rule which states: No more than 6 lines per slide No more than 7 words per line.
You will also learn how to make your screen Back or White, and why you need to do so, then you will learn how to hide the mouse pointer, You will also learnt when to use handouts ,PowerPoint notes ,and how to print them.
In a nutshell, in the Presentation just you need write the key points that you want to discuss don’t read the text off the screen, that’s an insult to your audience.
Face your audience when you talk , try not to look at the screen you have to give them added value by discussing the presented text on the screen in depth , you can write a script or use notes in power point then print them on paper , do not forget to Plan.Plan and Plan
The magic recipe to a perfect presentation is to (KIS) Keep the presentation simple , this is done by not using many types of fancy fonts , colors , animation , and slide transitions , last but not least use the DIM option to give focus on the point being discussed
25% of All Course Revenue will be donated to Syrian Refugees , and Famine Victims in Somalia
How To Create A Professional Presentation
This course is an attempt to increase your Visual Literacy,at the end of this course you will be able to create a professional presentation , where you will be able to design a professionally sound PowerPoint Presentation , this course is meant for students who know how to create a basic PowerPoint presentation , but they need more tips and techniques to reach mastery,during this course I will show you many ideas ,and give you tips how to make your presentation look like it was created by a professional ,how it will capture the attention of your audience by covering the following topics :
Students will know why PowerPoint was chosen as a Presentation Software
Student will be able to plan their PowerPoint Presentation in a detailed way , a sample plan and presentation is included
Student will be able to make their PowerPoint presentation consistent by using:
Students will be able to create their own template using Slide Master in PowerPoint which will give the presentation a consistent look
Students will be able to use the right type and size of Font on their PowerPoint Presentation
Students will be able to use some techniques to be able to simplify the presentation design
Students will be able to differentiate between buletted lists and numbered lists and how to use them
Students will learn how to make their slides having high contrast , and make the text and graphics stand out and to be visible from distance , in addition to that ,the color Wheel is discussed briefly in the resources
Students will be able to use the right pictures in the presentation , they will be also able to insert and handle pictures without stretching them
Students will be able to insert a professional graph with clear data , they will learn how to use black and white screen, they will also know how to hide the mouse pointer
How to Create a Professional Presentation
You learned in this course how to create a professional Presentation, now you will be able to design a professionally sound PowerPoint Presentation, you were given many tips and techniques to reach mastery in PowerPoint creation, you will be able to capture the attention of your audience by :
Understanding Why Do We Use PowerPoint? In Chapter Two we covered why Power Point is used ?It's is simply used because :It is easy to learn ,accessible, flexible, easy to read, the slides are reusable, and it is powerful .PowerPoint has achieved its status because:
Planning :Benjamin Franklin said :”If you Fail to Plan You Plan to Fail” :In Chapter Three you learned the Three P's: Plan,Plan and Plan you learned how to plan your presentation, a planning template was discussed by a screen-cast voice over , the Planning Template should include the following :
Consistency: you learned in Chapter Four the main areas that need to be consistent to improve the look of your slides they are:
Font : In Chapter Six you learned what type of Font to use , what size of Font ,and what type of Format of Font to use by showing you on the screen some examples to compare ,in the resources you will find a document comparing Serif’s and Sans Serifs Fonts
KIS (Keep IT Simple) : In Chapter Seven you learned how to (KIS) the presentation by keeping it simple this is done by not using many types ,and colors of Font .
Lists : In Chapter Eight you learned the difference between bullet-ed and numbered lists , when and how to use them , by: knowing the difference between bullets and numbers ,limiting the number of list items ,emboldening the main point ,keeping text to a minimum then given an example from the course Presentation
Contrast: color contrast is the difference in lightness or darkness between a foreground and background color in Chapter Nine you learned how to use Contrast to make your Presentation readable and the Color Wheel is discussed briefly where opposite colors on the wheel have the highest contrast, the contrast document is kept in the resources at your disposal.
Pictures, Sounds ,and Transitions : In Chapter Ten you learned not use : Pixilated ,small, and stretched images , in addition to that you learned not to use many images on the same slide. Then you learned: How to use sounds, and transitions, then a demonstration was given to you to show you how to handles pictures when inserting them into your slides without stretching them , you were also advised not to overuse sound ,transition effects,and animations .
Tips and Graphs: In Chapter Eleven you were shown how to create a professional Graph in eight steps, these steps are:
Summary: In Chapter Twelve you were given quick summary of the whole course by screen casting the course presentation showing you how the tips and techniques discussed in the course were used, the course presentation is uploaded in the resources for you to view , read the notes they will give you more insight to the course ,in addition to that Presentation 1 is the example used to create the Slide Master is kept in the resources for you to view and use .
Assessment: At the end you have a Ten Questions assessment to take in order measure the knowledge that you have gained during the course.
In a nutshell, in Presentation just write the key points that you want to discuss don’t read the text off the screen, that’s an insult to your audience, they know how to read .
Face your audience when you talk , try not to look at the screen you have to give the audience added value by discussing the presented text on the screen in depth , you can write a script or use notes in power point then print them on paper for you to remember what to speak.
Don’t forget to Plan.Plan and Plan , rehearse a few times before you present , if you have something you want to emphasize just make the screen black by pressing the B button on the keyboard while in slide show view , this way the audience will be attentive to you rather than their eyes being glued at the screen .
In Presentation use Sans-Serif type of Font because they retain their shape when blown up, thus Sans-Serifs are best to be read on the screen , especially with people having reading difficulties or dyslexia , Serifs are better to read when printed ,because the strokes at the end will help by making a flow of letters , thus do not print the slides print handouts using Serifs .
The magic recipe to a perfect presentation is to (KIS) Keep It Simple , this is done by not using many types of fancy fonts , colors ,pictures, animation , and slide transitions , last but not least use the DIM option to give focus on the point being discussed .
This will be a final Assessment of your understanding of the course
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25% of All Courses Revenue will be donated to Syrian Refugees