Appropriate for any course that utilizes Power Point presentations. Guide to Power Point is the only book on the market that shows students both what to do and how to do it when creating Power Point Presentations.
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INTRODUCTION I. PRESENTATION STRATEGY Chapter 1: From Strategy to Structure I. Strategy: What To Do 1. Determine your presentation type and goal. 2. Analyze your audience. II. Structure: What To Do 1. Research and collect information. 2. Organize the information. 3. Decide what you will say. 4. Prepare your note cards. Chapter 2: From Structure to Slides I. Structure To Slides: What To Do 1. Deciding on your key slides. 2. Composing message titles. 3. Tying your slides together. II. SLIDE MASTER DESIGN Chapter 3: Slide Master Colors I. What To Do 1. Choose a background color. 2. Choose a sharply contrasting text color. 3. Choose an accent color. 4. Remember other color problems. II. How To Do It Chapter 4: Slide Master Fonts I. What To Do 1. Choose your font, case, and styles. 2. Choose large enough font sizes. 3. Choose an unobtrusive bullet character. II. How To Do It Chapter 5: Other Design Elements I. What To Do 1. Designing the title area. 2. Designing the text area. 3. Inserting optional design elements. II. How To Do It III. INDIVIDUAL SLIDES Chapter 6: Charts to Show "How Much" I. What To Do 1. Select the correct chart type. 2. Delete chartjunk. II. How To Do It 1. To select a chart type 2. To delete chartjunk 3. To import charts from Excel Chapter 7: Concept Diagrams to Show "How" I. What To Do 1. Choose a diagram. 2. Make sure your diagrams make visual sense. II. How To Do It 1. To create concept diagrams 2. To modify shapes 3. To position shapes Chapter 8: Text Slides to Show "Why" or "How" I. What To Do 1. Include a variety, not all text slides. 2. Aim for "six by six," not an overload. 3. Use "telegram language," not a script. 4. Control the overall slide design. 5. Use lettering, not "letterjunk." 6. Check for correctness. II. How To Do It 1. To compose text slides 2. To change text format 3. To import text from Word Chapter 9: Other Slide Enhancements I. Using Photographs 1. Selecting and inserting photos 2. Modifying photos II. Using Clip Art 1. Choosing effective Clip Art 2. Finding Clip Art 3. Modifying Clip Art III. Using Video 1. Inserting and modifying video 2. Playing video or DVD IV. Using Audio 1. Recording, selecting, and storing audio 2. Adding audio 3. Playing the audio IV. PRESENTATION DELIVERY Chapter 10: Nonverbal Delivery I. Nonverbal Skills 1. Body language 2. Vocal qualities 3. Space and objects 4. Practice and arrangements II. Relaxation Techniques 1. Physical relaxation 2. Mental relaxation 3. Last-minute relaxation Chapter 11: PowerPoint Delivery I. Before Presentation Day 1. Check your slides. 2. Practice your slide interaction. 3. Consider using handouts. 4. Create your handouts. II. On Presentation Day 1. Getting set up 2. Solving projection problems V. GLOSSARIES 1. Basic Instructions For the PowerPoint Novice 2. PowerPoint Terms and Shortcuts For the "How To Do It" Sections 3. Design and Editing Terms For the "What To Do" Sections BIBLIOGRAPHY INDEX