Guide to PowerPoint 2007 / Edition 1

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KEY BENEFIT: If you need to achieve results through PowerPoint presentations, then this book is for you! The content can be used in several settings: educational, managerial, government, and professional. KEY TOPICS: Strategy, audience analysis, research, structuring the slides, slide color and design, mastering fonts, and other design elements. MARKET: This text is intended for business professionals who would like to enhance their delivery of PowerPoint presentations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780136068716
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
  • Publication date: 1/1/2009
  • Series: Pearson Custom Business Resources Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 From Strategy to Structure 3
I. Strategy: What To Do 4
1. Determine your presentation type and goal. 4
2. Analyze your audience. 5
II. Structure: What To Do 8
1. Research and collect information. 8
2. Organize the information. 9
3. Decide what you will say. 12
4. Prepare your note cards. 16
Chapter 2 From Structure to Slides 19
I. Structure To Slides: What To Do 20
1. Deciding on your key slides. 20
2. Composing message titles. 23
3. Tying your slides together. 25
Chapter 3 Slide Master Colors 31
I. What To Do 32
1. Choose a background color. 32
2. Choose a sharply contrasting text color. 33
3. Choose an accent color. 35
4. Remember other color problems. 37
II. How To Do It 38
Chapter 4 Slide Master Fonts 41
I. What To Do 42
1. Choose your font, case, and styles. 42
2. Choose large enough font sizes. 44
3. Choose an unobtrusive bullet character. 45
II. How To Do It 46
Chapter 5 Other Design Elements 49
I. What To Do 50
1. Designing the title area. 50
2. Designing the text area. 51
3. Inserting optional design elements. 52
II. How To Do It 54
Chapter 6 Charts to Show “How Much” 61
I. What To Do 62
1. Select the correct chart type. 62
2. Delete chartjunk. 64
II. How To Do It 69
1. To select a chart type 69
2. To delete chartjunk 70
3. To import charts from Excel 76
Chapter 7 Concept Diagrams to Show “How” 79
I. What To Do 80
1. Choose a diagram. 80
2. Make sure your diagrams make visual sense. 82
II. How To Do It 83
1. To create concept diagrams 83
2. To modify shapes 86
3. To position shapes 89
Chapter 8 Text Slides to Show “Why” or “How” 93
I. What To Do 94
1. Include a variety, not all text slides. 94
2. Aim for “six by six,” not an overload. 95
3. Use “telegram language,” not a script. 97
4. Control the overall slide design. 99
5. Use lettering, not “letterjunk.” 100
6. Check for correctness. 102
II. How To Do It 104
1. To compose text slides 104
2. To change text format 105
3. To import text from Word 108
Chapter 9 Other Slide Enhancements 111
I. Using Photographs 112
1. Selecting and inserting photos 112
2. Modifying photos 115
II. Using Clip Art 117
1. Choosing effective Clip Art 117
2. Finding Clip Art 118
3. Modifying Clip Art 120
III. Using Video 122
1. Inserting and modifying video 122
2. Playing video or DVD 124
IV. Using Audio 126
1. Recording, selecting, and storing audio 126
2. Adding audio 128
3. Playing the audio 131
Chapter 10 Nonverbal Delivery 135
I. Nonverbal Skills 136
1. Body language 136
2. Vocal qualities 138
3. Space and objects 139
4. Practice and arrangements 140
II. Relaxation Techniques 142
1. Physical relaxation 142
2. Mental relaxation 144
3. Last-minute relaxation 146
Chapter 11 PowerPoint Delivery 149
I. Before Presentation Day 150
1. Check your slides. 150
2. Practice your slide interaction. 154
3. Consider using handouts. 156
4. Create your handouts. 159
II. On Presentation Day 162
1. Getting set up 162
2. Solving projection problems 165
1. Basic Instructions For the PowerPoint Novice 168
2. PowerPoint Terms and Shortcuts For the “How To Do It” Sections 172
3. Design and Editing Terms For the “What To Do” Sections 179

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