Back to School 2011: PowerPoint Presentation Tips for Students

Posted By Saray Maray on July 6, 2011
in Back To School

Giving PowerPoint presentation may be one of the toughest moments for a student. Even if he has enough knowledge about the subject, it doesn’t mean he could present that well to others. There is difference between what he knows and what he can do. To do a PowerPoint presentation well, skills are needed too, besides knowledge.

Here are tips for students to help you get ready for back to school. Have a nice summer vocation!

10 Guidelines to Enhance PowerPoint Presentation

  • 1. Include visual evidence in your PowerPoint, for example images of a building or architecture.
  • 2. If you are talking about some person, find audio or video clips of him. For example Barack Bbama, you can insert his speeches or news clips to PowerPoint.
  • 3. Add figures to supply statistical support to an argument. You can further change them into charts, graphs to make it clearer.
  • 4. Show a sequence of maps that demonstrate change over time.
  • 5. Compile examples of other students’ successful PowerPoint presentations and learn from them.
  • 6. Make an outline to sum up the essential points or questions of the presentation. You may not create a slide for the outline, but it is useful for you to keep close to your points.
  • 7. Use charts, diagrams, and matrices to show the relationships between ideas or information.
  • 8. Use portraits or photographs so students can see pictures of the people you discuss.
  • 9. You can also use cartoons or funny illustrations to make your PowerPoint presentation relaxed.
  • 10. Use slides with titles and subheadings to help listeners follow the argument if the PowerPoint presentation takes long time.

PowerPoint Design Hints for Students

  • 1. PowerPoint is a visual media so focus on images and graphics – Often an image and a title is all you need for a great slide to support your own words. Choose powerful images and label them thoughtfully.
  • 2. Use Text as Prompts – Keep the number of words on each slide to a minimum. The text on your slide should mostly consist of topic headings or concise statements of key point or essential questions.
  • 3. Use Simple Designs –When choosing a design template, stick with basic designs that will keep your audience focused on you and the content, not the window decorations.
  • 4. Avoid flashy animations and transitions – Focus on creating great content with effective illustrations, and don’t wait your time to make PowerPoint just look nice.

In case that you get too nervous when giving this PowerPoint presentation, you can also convert the PowerPoint to video or burn it to DVD so that the time is set and you will keep focused to keep the pace with the PowerPoint.

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Convert school PowerPoint slideshow to video to conquer nervousness.

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