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Title: Rhetoric Of PowerPoint


1
Rhetoric Of PowerPoint
  • Julia Romberger
  • 04.05.07
  • English 435/535

2
Presentation Overview
  • Physical Presentation
  • PowerPoint Content
  • PowerPoint Visuals

3
Physical Presentation
  • Individual
  • Group

4
Individual Presentations
  • Pay attention to your location relative to the
    screen.
  • Do not talk to the screen
  • you can point to things.
  • Do not just read slides use them to organize
    your talk.

5
Group Presentations
  • When presenting in groups...
  • Work collaboratively have one person work the
    technology while the other speaks.
  • Do not distract audience from the speaker.

6
Power Point Content
  • Forecasting
  • Main Points
  • Wrap Up
  • Transitions

7
Introduction or Forecasting
  • Discuss the purpose / goal of talk give
    context/specifics unique to your project.
  • Provide an overview slide with main points of
    presentation (use these points as headings).

8
Main Points
  • Include research background and your research
    questions.
  • Explain how you conducted your research.
  • Give a summary of your data.
  • Cover conclusions drawn from data.

9
Wrap Up
  • Summarize all main points.
  • Give a reminder about talks purpose.
  • Indicate what action you want the audience to
    take (if any).
  • Ask for questions.

10
Transitions
  • Are connectors that join the various slides in
    your presentation together.
  • Serve to orient the viewer.
  • Should be consistent.

11
Power Point Visuals
  • Fonts
  • Color
  • Special Effects
  • Images
  • Repetition
  • Appropriateness

12
Fonts
  • Make slide titles stand out with a larger font or
    different color.
  • Use large font size for text it should be large
    enough to fit six to seven words across.
  • Use sans serif font (Arial) if text heavy, use
    serif (Times).

13
Color
  • Make a strong contrast between background and
    text.
  • Use a dark text with a light background, and a
    light text with a dark background.

14
Special Effects
  • Power Point allows you to include special
    effects.
  • To include effects
  • Go to Slide Show on tool bar
  • Go to Animation
  • It isnt recommended that you use slow or noisy
    special effects.

15
Images
  • Use images to help make your point.
  • You can import images from other sources.
  • Adjust the size and placement of image box and
    text box.

16
Repetition or Visual Sets
  • Repeat slide layout throughout the entire
    presentation.
  • Such as text placement, font (size and color),
    background, and special effects
  • This will orient your listener.

17
Appropriateness
  • Use appropriate backgrounds, images, and special
    effects for your presentation.
  • Make only one point per slide.
  • Use as little text as possible. (As a start, use
    the 1 idea /6 words/6 lines rule)

18
Rhetoric of PowerPoint
  • This slide show has covered
  • Physical Presentation
  • PowerPoint Content
  • PowerPoint Visuals
  • Questions?

19
Rhetoric of PowerPoint
  • For more on visual design, The Non-Designers
    Design Book by Robin Williams is recommended.
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