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7.3 Activity 6.11 - Only after preparing the entire script...

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To: Marcy Love <[email protected]> From: Shelton Matthews “[email protected] Subject: Improving presentation Techniques Dear Marcy, At your request, I attended a seminar about the use of PowerPoint in business presentation. You suggested that there might be tips that I would learn and share with other staff members, who make presentations that usually include PowerPoint. The seminar’s speaker, Gary Dixon, made very good points on the subject of PowerPoint. Several points of an important nature that are useful in avoiding what he called a “PowerPoint slumber party.” Our staff members should consider the following: Create first the message, not the slide.
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Unformatted text preview: Only after preparing the entire script should you think about how to make an illustration of it. You should prepare slides with short lines. Your slides should have only four to six words per line. Short lines act as an encouragement to people to listen to you and not read the slide. Don’t put everything on the slide. If you put too much on the slide, your audience will be reading Item C while you are still talking about Item A. Think in terms of headlines. What is the main point? What does it mean to the audience? Please let me know whether you want me to elaborate and expand on these presentation techniques subsequent to the next staff meeting....
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