A new class starts next week…Power Point! Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 5:30 – 9:30 p.m. Join Us…I promise a good time will be had (and a little learning…)!
We finally have access to the loose leaf versions of the book. If you are interested in purchasing them, please either email me or call me and I’ll give you the link to the site. Thanks for your patience!!!
Nice article to remind you how important nonverbal communication can be.
A good article and reminder about presentation skills from Baseline.
Good article on public speaking and body language.
Here is a good reminder of what to do to give a good PowerPoint presentation.
This first one is an older tutorial, but it still applies and uses techniques that many don’t know how to do. I encourage you to learn these tools and use them in your next Power Point presentation!
Here is some You Tube tutorials that will really help make your Power Point shine.
We use pictures everywhere. They add to our documents, spreadsheets, and most certainly Power Point presentations. But are we picking the right pictures to use? Here are some links to websites that will give you some guidance.
Your choice of color and fonts when creating documents are much more important than you may realize. Below is a couple of links to websites that discuss these important choices. I encourage you to think about them the next time you are putting together a report in Word or a presentation in Power Point.
Perception of Fonts:
Although still in Beta, Office Mix is a new tool that adds some new functionality to Power Point that will really add to your presentations. I am adding a presentation using the new Office Mix on Teen Internet Safety to my new Family Safety Page. I encourage you to check it out and the link below.
Tis the season for picture taking! So where do I put all those pictures?
If you want to save them along with any other files you might have, the cloud is a good place.
If you have a Windows device (especially Win 8), Skydrive is easy to use. You just need an account: http://www.live.com
Another good cloud service is http://www.dropbox.com
If you want to just have a place to save photos your Phone or tablet can be set to save to the following sites:
With flikr and shutterfly you can make books, pillows, blankets, mugs, etc.. with your pictures on them. Great for gift-giving!
If you take a lot of pictures….check this tool out! http://www.eye.fi/
Remember, MS Word has some good photo editing tools but one of the best is a free tool from Google called Picasa. http://picasa.google.com/
Here is some info on cameras you might find useful and a site that reviews them.
I often get asked what the differences are between different versions of Microsoft Office. Here is a couple of websites that gives you some of that information….
Welcome Power Point Students! I am glad to have you in the class. I am looking forward to spending the next 4 weeks with you. I promise I will make it as informative and enjoyable as possible. Hopefully the time will fly by! The book I will reference for this class has the ISBN number of 9781423905240 for the 2007 book, 978-0-538-74716-5 for the 2010 book. Look to this page for additional information and any handouts. My contact info:
Here is a really good deal for students.
Body language is important when giving a presentation. Here is some sites to read more about this topic.