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POWERPOINT PRESENTATION TECHNIQUES Visual aids (e.g., sketches, graphs, drawings, photos, models, slides, transparencies, the Web, or short videos) often convey information more efficiently and effectively. Apart from helping the speaker with valuable cues, visual aids engage two senses -- hearing and seeing. Limit slides to one for every two to three minutes. Six to seven slides for a fifteen minutes presentation is a good rule of thumb. Each slide should contain one idea. First slide should show presentation title and presenter names. Second slide should give a brief overview or outline. Last slide should summarize the message you just delivered. If you need to show a slide more than once use a second copy. Avoid leaving a slide on the screen if you have finished discussion on that
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Unformatted text preview: topic. • Never read directly from the slide. Spoken words should complement the slides. Prepare notes on specific information for each slide and use them during practice. • Use graphs to explain variations. Clearly label the axis, data, and title. Acknowledge the source. • Every graph should have a message (idea). Color should enhance the communication not distract. • Audiences respond to well organized information. That means, o sources of information and facts are delineated, o all assumptions are clearly stated and justified, and o the presentation flows logically and sensibly. • Begin with the presentation of the problem and conclusion/ recommendation (primarily goal) • Finish just ahead of the allotted time and be prepared for the Q&A session. Anticipate questions....
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