Put The Materials Into The Slides
When you hear the sentence using the word “put” and “into”, you often directly refer to something like what your mother do with the vegetables she had cut into the pan. Yet, if it is used in the context of preparing slides for your best PowerPoint presentations, it cannot be simply done that way. It means that you cannot just directly put the things you have in the materials into the slides.
On the other hand, you are required to be smart in selecting words and phrases to be put into the slides. For example, if you want to present the definition of the photosynthesis, you cannot just type the whole definition of the photosynthesis. On the other hand, you should make it brief or short and clear. If you question why you cannot put all of the words used to define photosynthesis from the book that you have read, the answer is simple but important. You have to understand that PowerPoint slides are not as wide as white board or F4 sized papers. It is because of the font used in typing the slides. You should choose big sized font so that it is clear for everyone in the room to read.
Also, you should remember that the function of you in the front of the room near your laptop is to deliver the presentation. It means that you will not just stand there and read everything in the slides, which are also written in the books and in everyone’s presentation hand-out. That is why you have to make it short and clear by summarizing the definition. This is a simple way to direct the audience attention to the slides and to your presentation. Of course, you will have more words to say too when you make it brief on the screen.
If you win the total attention of your audience, it will never be impossible for you to win the chance that you have by delivering your best PowerPoint presentations. Also, you can use arrows in order to emphasize the relationship or the flow from one point to another. Moreover, you need maximize the toolbars in the PowerPoint menu. Choose the design of your slides. Choose the best colour and gradation for your presentation. Of course, you have to choose something that is interesting but still allows for the materials to be put.
The audience’s attention should always be directed to the content included in your slides, not the design. Thus, you should be smart in selecting the most appropriate design for your slides. Choose shapes for the boxes of your content. If you have finished with your first slide, do not forget to give effects on each point. You can select from various options of the animation effects that will make your points enter the screen beautifully. You can add the sound effects for each points too if you want to make the presentation more interesting.
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