Ch 8: PowerPoint Best Practices

About This Chapter

Watch online PowerPoint video lessons and learn how to effectively use animations, graphics, fonts and backgrounds. Take the quizzes that follow each lesson to test your progress.

PowerPoint Best Practices - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives

Let the instructors supplement your knowledge of PowerPoint formatting options with presentation strategies designed to ensure the audience gets the full effect of your message. You'll get tips for creating informative and entertaining presentations while also learning how to steer clear of features that have the potential to bore or distract. Video lessons and self-assessment quizzes included in this chapter provide suggestions for working with the following:

  • Selecting backgrounds, graphics and animations
  • Choosing the right number and type of fonts
  • Pacing your presentation and setting the tone

Video Objectives
How to Set the Tone for Your PowerPoint Presentation Explore techniques for using backgrounds, themes, fonts and other formatting choices to set the tone of your presentation, whether it be professional or academic.
How Should I Pace My PowerPoint Presentation? Learn how to effectively tailor the length of your presentation to the speaking situation. Find out how much time you should spend discussing each slide.
How Many Graphics and Animations Should I Include in My PowerPoint? Get tips for walking the fine line between entertaining your audience with graphics and animations and distracting them.
How Many Fonts Should I Include in My PowerPoint? Weigh considerations for choosing the number and type of fonts to use in a presentation.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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