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Title: Microsoft PowerPoint and Presentation Basics


1
Microsoft PowerPoint and Presentation Basics
  • Kin 260
  • Jackie Kiwata

2
Overview
  • Creating slides
  • Creating presentations
  • Introduction
  • Body

3
Microsoft PowerPoint
  • The norm for business, academic and technical
    presentations
  • Should be used as a visual aid and NOT as a
    teleprompter
  • Similar functionality as Microsoft Word

4
Creating a PowerPoint Presentation
  • Choose slide design
  • Choose content layout per slide
  • Insert text/graphics/video

5
Slide Design
  • Format gt Slide Design
  • Design templates apply color and graphic schemes
    to entire presentation
  • Choose a template where text is easy to read and
    graphics are not too distracting
  • Additional templates available on Microsoft
    online according to PowerPoint version

6
Choosing Content Layout
  • Layout will change depending on slide content
  • Can use Slide Layout templates or the Insert menu

7
Using Slide Layout Templates
  • Format gt Slide Layout
  • Clicking on template preview will insert layout
    on current slide
  • Simple and easy to use, but user has less control
    over placement, size, etc.

8
Using Insert Menu
  • User has more control over layout
  • More efficient
  • Only insert objects that you need

9
Presentation Basics
  • Main goal
  • convey thoughts saliently and in an organized
    manner
  • Not like writing an essay!
  • No lengthy or wordy sentences
  • Verbiage should be clear
  • Must know your material
  • Prepare, prepare, prepare

10
Presentation Structure
  • Introduction
  • 25 - 30
  • Body
  • 60 65
  • Conclusion
  • 10

11
Introduction
  • 1. Introduce yourself
  • Good afternoon. My name is Jackie Kiwata.
  • 2. Briefly explain your credentials as they
    pertain to the speech topic
  • Today I am speaking to you about __ because I
    have much experience doing __.

12
Introduction, cont.
  • 3. Get the audiences attention
  • Personal anecdote, inspirational quote, question,
    visual aid, startling statistic, humor
  • Must be relevant to speech topic!
  • 4. Tell the audience what you are going to talk
    about
  • State your thesis and supporting reasons

13
Thesis
  • The specific purpose of your speech
  • What you will prove to your audience
  • Should
  • Assert an opinion
  • Tie together the main speech topics you will
    discuss in the body
  • Be simple, clear and, most of all, direct
  • Be easy for the audience to remember and
    understand

14
Example 1 Simple thesis
  • Topic
  • Legal Drinking Age
  • Background
  • Current legal drinking age in California is 21.
  • Create a thesis arguing for or against this topic.

15
Thesis Simple example (cont.)
  • Specific, assertive thesis -
  • The minimum drinking age should be lowered
    because a person who is old enough to go to war
    should be old enough to drink.
  • Not so assertive thesis -
  • The minimum drinking age should be lowered.

16
Example 2 Thesis example
  • Topic
  • Blood doping in endurance events.
  • Background
  • Artificial increase in total volume of red blood
    cells.
  • Create a thesis based on this topic.

17
Supporting Reasons
  • Ideas that support the thesis
  • Should be stated in the Introduction
  • Should be stated as complete sentences with
    parallel structure
  • Will serve as topic sentences for each body
    paragraph
  • Most speeches have 3 supporting reasons, but may
    range from 2-5

18
Sample Speech Outline
  • Introduction
  • a. Attention Grabber
  • b. Thesis
  • Body
  • I. Supporting Statement 1
  • a.
  • b.
  • II. Supporting Statement 2
  • a.
  • b.
  • III. Supporting Statement 3
  • a.
  • b.
  • Conclusion

19
Example 3 Thesis Reasons
  • Using the thesis created in example 2, develop
    two supporting reasons
  • Example 2 Topic
  • Blood doping in endurance events.

20
Presentation
  • At least 2 minutes but not more than 3 minutes in
    length
  • Speech will be instructional
  • You will teach the audience how to do anything
    Kinesiology-related
  • Examples How to swing a baseball bat, how to
    rehabilitate a wrist injury
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