Avoiding Power Point Overload

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1. Avoiding PowerPoint Overload By Liam, Deloris, Daniel,and Lizzy 2. The brain has two channels for processing information <ul><li>The Verbal Channel…
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  • 1. Avoiding PowerPoint Overload By Liam, Deloris, Daniel,and Lizzy
  • 2. The brain has two channels for processing information <ul><li>The Verbal Channel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes sound </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The Visual Channel </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes diagrams, writing, pictures, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>There are information capacities </li></ul><ul><li>Know your audience and communicate with them. </li></ul>
  • 3. <ul><li>Five Fabulous ways to make a fantastic PowerPoint! </li></ul>
  • 4. Write a heading instead of a title <ul><li>The Signaling Principle -mind learn better when more organized (outlines and headings) </li></ul><ul><li>Tea making instructions could be… </li></ul>
  • 5. Tea <ul><li>This is bad because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It doesn’t really tell you what the slide is about… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Instead, you should put: </li></ul></ul>
  • 6. How to make a cup of Tea: <ul><li>This is much better because: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>It shows the same as the previous slide in a less useless way. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>It tells you exactly what is in the slide. </li></ul></ul>
  • 7. Use the Slide Sorter view when creating the PowerPoint <ul><li>The Segmentation Principle -people learn better when presentation is in smaller sizes </li></ul><ul><li>Helps the author identify: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A flow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Missing information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clutter </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slide crowding </li></ul></ul>
  • 8. Slide Sorter View
  • 9. Do not clutter your slides <ul><li>The Modality Principle - people learn better hearing the lecture instead of the text on screen </li></ul><ul><li>Main ideas--too much text or visuals overloads the mind’s visual channel </li></ul><ul><li>Narrate more, write less </li></ul><ul><li>Use Notes Page view </li></ul>
  • 10. Present your information with visuals <ul><li>The Multimedia Principle – the mind learns better with visuals </li></ul><ul><li>Some ways </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Charts/ Graphs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce words </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Diagrams </li></ul></ul>Apple
  • 11. Include only necessary information in your presentation <ul><li>The Coherence Principle- reduce irrelevant details that could lead to different subjects </li></ul><ul><li>Summarize the topic with main idea and control bullet points </li></ul>
  • 12. Include only necessary information in your presentation (2) <ul><li>Don’t copy and paste information from sites, use your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure text covers topics and make sense without unnecessary details </li></ul><ul><li>Remember: Less is more! </li></ul>
  • 14. Credits <ul><li>http://esl.vcc.ca/eslvoc/ESLWEB/HEAR.GIF (hearing) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.best-of-web.com/_images/080521-151906-007007.jpg (eye) </li></ul><ul><li>http:// se.ethz.ch/people/leitner/erl_g/image/tea_cup_small.jpg (tea) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guidesandtutorials.com/image-files/ppt_08-03.gif (slide sorter view) </li></ul><ul><li>http://adairjones.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/apple-full.jpg (apple) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.guilamuir.com/ideasource/wp-content/uploads/2008/01/man-presenting-at-a-business-meeting.jpg (presenting) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.getentrepreneurial.com/images/Life%20Success%20in%203%20Steps.jpg (success) </li></ul>
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