9780205000388

PowerPoint Reality Slides in Real Time for Real Audiences with Real Easy Steps

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  • ISBN13:

    9780205000388

  • ISBN10:

    020500038X

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/17/2010
  • Publisher: Pearson

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Summary

This distinctive and visually-engaging text provides readers with foundational information on effectively communicating with their audiences with the use of PowerPoint visual support. Using a communication theory perspective, Sawyer emphasizes and establishes PowerPoint as a link between the speaker and their audience, allowing listeners to visually picture the speakerrs"s message. The author supplies readers with instructions on how to create audience-centered templates and unique delivery techniques that will separate the reader from other bland presenters. Whether presenting to a large public audience or in a small private setting, this PowerPoint text gives readers new insight on connecting with their audience through powerful, effective visual representation of their speech.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents:

A Different Lens ...................................................................... .............. 3

In the Book/ Not in the Book/ Why this Book? ..................................................................... 3

Making it Easy ........................................................................................................................... 4

Critics, Opponents, Detractors — What’s Up with That? ................................................... 4

Audience ................................................................................................ 6

“To… Not From” ....................................................................................................................... 6

Template Construction ........................................................................................................... 7

Audience Feel ........................................................................................................................... 8

Let’s Take A Moment To Discuss Legality ........................................................................... 8

To Cite Or Not To Cite… Should Never Be A Question ...................................................... 9

Design Your Own Templates ............................................................................................... 11

Steps to Creating a Slide Template .................................................................................... 13

Manipulate Given Designs .................................................................................................. 19

Organization ....................................................................................... 24

Outlines .................................................................................................................................. 24

Speech to Visual Aid Link ...................................................................................................... 24

How Many Slides??? ................................................................................................................ 24

Common Visual Outlining Errors ....................................................................................... 26

Eek, Misleading Headings ..................................................................................................... 26

Eek, The First Slide Gives It Away ........................................................................................ 26

Eek, Neglecting the Need for a Theme ............................................................................... 27

Eek, Layout Is Random From Slide to Slide ....................................................................... 28

Eek, Visual Use Of Bullet Type Does Not Make Logical Sense ........................................ 28

Texting, Texting, Texting .................................................................................................... 29

Be Simple ............................................................................................................................... 30

Not Too Much Text .............................................................................................................. 30

Avoid Too Much Animation ................................................................................................ 31

WordArt… whew! .................................................................................................................. 32

Be Clear and Legible .............................................................................................................. 32

Have Strong Contrast ........................................................................................................... 32

Make It Visible ....................................................................................................................... 33

Serif and Sans Serif — and Other “Fonty” Decisions ....................................................... 34

No Orphaned Text ................................................................................................................ 35

Proofreading ......................................................................................................................... 36

Images, Pictures, Photos, and Art (Oh My!) .................................................................... 36

Finding Images ..................................................................................................................... 36

Internet .................................................................................................................................. 36

Sawyer 2

Microsoft PowerPoint .......................................................................................................... 37

CD Books .............................................................................................................................. 37

YOU!! ..................................................................................................................................... 38

High Quality ......................................................................................................................... 38

Pixels (300 X 300) .............................................................................................................. 39

Too Big and Too Small ....................................................................................................... 39

Clip Art is Evil ..................................................................................................................... 39

Graphing It Out .................................................................................................................. 40

Alterations .......................................................................................................................... 41

The “Format” Tab ............................................................................................................... 41

To Frame or Not to Frame ................................................................................................ 43

Drag From the Edges ........................................................................................................ 44

Placement ............................................................................................................................ 44

No Text/Limited Text ........................................................................................................ 44

Adding .............................................................................................. 48

The Bells and the Whistles ................................................................................................ 48

Animation and Transitions .............................................................................................. 48

Sound .................................................................................................................................. 48

Inserting a Video ............................................................................................................... 48

Auto Play ............................................................................................................................ 49

Unexpected Extras ............................................................................................................ 49

Tooooo Much Text ............................................................................................................ 49

File Size ................................................................................................................................ 49

Look What I Can Do! .......................................................................................................... 50

Presenting ......................................................................................... 51

Delivery ................................................................................................................................ 51

Interacting with Your Slides ............................................................................................. 51

Interacting with Your Audience ....................................................................................... 52

B & W ..................................................................................................................................... 52

Jumping Slides ..................................................................................................................... 52

Video Transfers .................................................................................................................. 53

Ooops’s ............................................................................................................................... 53

Screen Savers ...................................................................................................................... 53

Staying in Play ...................................................................................................................... 54

“Talking” PowerPoint ........................................................................................................... 55

A Final Word ....................................................................................... 56

It’s About Communication ................................................................................................ 56

Notes .................................................................................................. 57

The Learning Curve ............................................................................ 58

A Quick Test .......................................................................................................................... 58

The Answers .......................................................................................................................... 61

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