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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
|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.|
1. How to Set the Tone for Your PowerPoint Presentation
The tone of a speech has a lot to do with how the audience feels when you speak. In this lesson, we will discuss best practices when creating your slides and setting the tone for your presentation.
2. How Should I Pace My PowerPoint Presentation?
Often, we wonder how many slides we should use and how much time we should spend on each slide. This lesson will discuss guidelines to determining the pace of a presentation.
3. How Many Graphics and Animations Should I Include in My PowerPoint?
In this lesson, we will cover guidelines around the use of images, animations and transitions in your PowerPoint presentations. These functions help to draw attention to key concepts but can also be distracting if not used properly.
4. How Many Fonts Should I Include in My PowerPoint?
In this lesson, you will learn how many fonts should be used in your PowerPoint presentation. We will also discuss best practices when selecting the font, font size and font colors for your slides.
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