Friday, September 30, 2011

Week 7 Discussion

This week's discussion question is: "Read through Presenting with PowerPoint: 10 Dos and Don’ts and 10 Tips for Creating Successful Business Presentations articles. Describe in a Discussion Board posting (in 100-150 words) the four tips you consider the most valuable for good presentations. Please respond to two postings from others in the class."

Below is what I answered. What do you think?

Keeping the slide number down is important because when presentations become too long people lose interest and focus on what you are presenting. If your presentation is 25 slides long I doubt that whatever you are presenting is going to keep people's interest. Hand material out at the end that summarizes the key points of your presentation. If you give it out before you finish your presentation people will assume that they can get all of the information they need from the handout and not pay as much attention to the presentation. Using photos, clip art, and graphs will help your audience visualize the points you are making. The use of a situation appropriate design theme is also very important because you don't need something that's going to take away from the information you are presenting. Keep in mind who your audience is. These are the four tips that I think are the most important or valuable when making PowerPoint presentations.

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