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Guide to PowerPoint Version 2010

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This concise, practical book is written for you if you need to create and deliver PowerPoint presentations.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. vii
Presentation Strategyp. l
From Strategy to Structurep. 3
Strategy: What To Dop. 4
Determine your presentation type and goalp. 4
Analyze your audiencep. 5
Structure: What To Dop. 8
Research and collect informationp. 8
Organize the informationp. 9
Decide what you will sayp. 12
Prepare your note cardsp. 16
From Structure to Slidesp. 19
Structure To Slides: What To Dop. 20
Deciding on your key slidesp. 20
Composing message titlesp. 23
Tying your slides togetherp. 25
Slide Master Designp. 29
Slide Master Colorsp. 31
What To Dop. 32
Choose a background colorp. 32
Choose a sharply contrasting text colorp. 33
Choose an accent colorp. 35
Remember other color problemsp. 37
How To Do Itp. 38
Slide Master Fontsp. 41
What To Dop. 42
Choose your font, case, and stylesp. 42
Choose large enough font sizesp. 44
Choose an unobtrusive bullet characterp. 45
HowTo Do Itp. 46
Other Design Elementsp. 49
What To Dop. 50
Designing the title areap. 50
Designing the text areap. 51
Inserting Optional design elementsp. 52
How To Do Itp. 54
Individual Slidesp. 59
Charts to Show "How Much"p. 61
What To Dop. 62
Select the correct chart typep. 62
Delete chartjunkp. 64
How To Do Itp. 69
To select a chart typep. 69
To delete chartjunkp. 70
To import charts from Excelp. 76
Concept Diagrams to Show "How"p. 79
What To Dop. 80
Choose a diagramp. 80
Make sure your diagrams make visual sensep. 82
How To Do Itp. 83
To create concept diagramsp. 83
To modify shapesp. 86
To position shapesp. 89
Text Slides to Show "Why" or "How"p. 93
What To Dop. 94
Include a variety, not all text slidesp. 94
Aim for "six by six," not an overloadp. 95
Use "telegram language," not a scriptp. 97
Control the overall slide designp. 99
Use lettering, not "letterjunk."p. 100
Check for correctnessp. 102
How To Do Itp. 104
To compose text slidesp. 104
To change text formatp. 105
To import text from Wordp. 108
Other Slide Enhancementsp. 111
Using Photographsp. 112
Selecting and inserting photosp. 112
Modifying photosp. 115
Using Clip Artp. 117
Choosing effective Clip Artp. 117
Finding Clip Artp. 118
Modifying Clip Artp. 120
Using Video/DVDp. 122
Inserting and modifying videop. 122
Playing video or DVDp. 124
Using Audiop. 126
Recording, selecting, and storing audiop. 126
Adding audiop. 128
Playing the audiop. 131
Presentation Deliveryp. 133
Nonverbal Deliveryp. 135
Nonverbal Skillsp. 136
Body languagep. 136
Vocal qualitiesp. 138
Space and objectsp. 139
Practice and arrangementsp. 140
Relaxation Techniquesp. 142
Physical relaxationp. 142
Mental relaxationp. 144
Last-minute relaxationp. 146
PowerPoint Deliveryp. 149
Before Presentation Dayp. 150
Check your slidesp. 150
Practice your slide interactionp. 154
Consider using handoutsp. 156
Create your handoutsp. 159
On Presentation Dayp. 162
Getting set upp. 162
Solving projection problemsp. 165
Glossariesp. 167
Basic Instructions: For the PowerPoint Novicep. 168
PowerPoint Terms and Shortcuts: For the "How To Do It" Sectionsp. 172
Design and Editing Terms: For the "What To Do" Sectionsp. 179
Bibliographyp. 184
Indexp. 186
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