Powerpoint helps us to think of each projected page as a "slide" in a slideshow. But just as someone else’s home movies can be thoroughly uninteresting if they’re grainy, poor in quality, and irrelevant, Powerpoint slides that are too flashy, cluttered, meaningless, or poorly designed can quickly turn a darkened room full of smart people into a mere gathering of snoozers. As you design your slides, consider these factors:
Content was adapted from Chapter 7. Presenting Yourself in Person and Online:Oral Presentation and Powerpoint in Effective Technical Writing in the Information Age by Joe Schall, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University. This content is available through Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Note: The online version of Excel that you can access without downloading the program onto your computer does not have all the features that you may need to use.
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