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Title: PowerPoint for the Board Room, Court Room, and Conference Room


1
PowerPoint for the Board Room,Court Room, and
Conference Room
  • Buzz Merrick
  • Right Click Learning
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • 2009 Annual Conference
  • June 11, 2009

Lets Do Better What We Do Every
Day www.buzzmerrick.com
2
Agenda
  • The applied science of PowerPoint
  • The purpose of PowerPoint
  • Understanding PowerPoint its a skill not a
    frill
  • Creating presentations
  • Slide Layout, Design, Animation
  • Using Media Clip Art, Photos, graphics, etc.
  • Finalizing PowerPoint Presentations
  • Learning Resources Available
  • QA

A well rounded approach to learning the tool
3
The Applied Science
  • Difference between PPT and other software
  • A picture is worth a 1,000 words
  • Audience control
  • Pontificate, propose, persuade
  • If the power goes out, can I still win?

4
The Purpose of PowerPoint
  • Court Room? Board Room? Conference Room?
  • Write it down
  • In response to an invitation by the MSBA, at the
    MSBA Annual Conference, teach what PowerPoint is,
    how it works, how it is used, how to create,
    modify, finalize, and get additional training
    within the context of the legal vocation
  • The point of PowerPoint is YOU!

5
The Purpose of PowerPoint
The Courtroom, Boardroom, Conference Room?
  • Inform
  • Persuade
  • Collaborate
  • Dazzle
  • Win a case
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Links to web or files
  • Public Speaking
  • Connect emotionally
  • Tell a story
  • Illustrate a story
  • Create handouts
  • Storyboard e-learning
  • Teach
  • Share expertise

6
The Purpose of PowerPoint
The Conference Room
  • Inform/Teach
  • Share expertise
  • Dazzle
  • Connect emotionally
  • Tell a story
  • Illustrate a story
  • Use as handout
  • Links to web or files

7
The Purpose of PowerPoint
The Courtroom
  • Connect emotionally
  • Tell a story
  • Illustrate a story
  • Reference evidence
  • Connect emotionally
  • Tell a story
  • Illustrate a story
  • Reference evidence

8
The Purpose of PowerPoint
The Boardroom
  • Inform
  • Persuade
  • Collaborate
  • Dazzle
  • Win a case
  • Mediation
  • Arbitration
  • Links to web or files
  • Connect emotionally
  • Tell a story
  • Illustrate a story
  • Create handouts
  • Teach
  • Share expertise

9
Understanding PowerPoint
  • Its a skill, not a frill
  • Graphics centric not words/text centric!
  • Bullets NOT paragraphs
  • Can help you design your story as well as tell
    it!
  • And, the limitations
  • If the power goes out, can you still win?
  • Do you have a plan B? Handouts? Outline?
    Pictures, and other hard copy?

10
Creating Basic Presentations
  • Understand the main components
  • Create presentations using different methods
    (from scratch, using templates)
  • Enter and format text
  • Modify text layout
  • Add media graphics, pictures, charts
  • One basic rule too much wow is detrimental
  • Practice the Slide Show!

11
Creating Presentations
  • Run through an example
  • Lots of different things in it
  • Show you how I did each thing
  • Create one using Design Template and one from
    AutoContent Wizard

12
Creating Presentations
  • Be consistent
  • No more than 8 main bullets/slide
  • Can start new many ways
  • File, New in 2003 Office Button New in 2007
  • Auto Content Wizard for 2003 Templates in 2007
  • The easiest is to open PowerPoint and begin
    typing
  • The structure
  • Title
  • Agenda
  • Topics
  • Conclusion/QA/Thank you

13
Is a picture worth a 1,000 words?
You be the judge
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Slide Layout and Design
  • Apply slide layout styles (understanding layout)
  • Organize slides
  • Rearrange the slides
  • Use design templates to create PowerPoint
    presentations
  • Get to know Slide Master

17
Animation (for bullets graphics)
  • Auto animate
  • Custom Animation
  • Custom Animation

18
Using Media
Insert Pictures Insert Sounds Insert Movies
Insert Hyperlinks
19
Charts in PowerPoint
  • Steal the data not the chart!
  • Use the PowerPoint Chart Wizard
  • Practice Charts in Excel use in PowerPoint

20
Charts in PowerPoint
21
Using Visuals in PowerPoint
Wow!
  • add visual elements to a document
  • modify objects (including text boxes)
  • use diagrams, tables, and charts

Circles
Cool
Rectangles
22
Finalizing PowerPoint Presentations
  • Speaker notes, headers, and footers
  • Printing presentations
  • Print handouts
  • Storyboarding uses
  • Hide slides

23
Learning Resources
  • Microsoft Training
  • Demos Showcase
  • ABA Tech Show
  • Beyond Bullet Points
  • Powerful Pointers for Presenters

The passion for learning should be a flame that
we fan, not that we fear
24
Other Resources
  • Links to the Federal Code of Regulations
  • Taxyear
  • Supreme Court Case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
  • Hamdan
  • Law Library Specialty Research Guides

25
Questions and Answers
Thank You!
Buzz Merrick buzzmerrick_at_comcast.net www.buzzmerri
ck.com 443-695-6341
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