Valencia Campus Library
Finding and Using Visual Information

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Finding Images (Still and Video)

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Powerpoint Tips, Tutorials, and Examples

PowerPoint Tips

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Grab viewers' attention
  • Select or create your own theme.
  • Use graphics to emphasize key points.
  • Use animations and transitions wisely.
  • Use masters and layouts to save time and help get better results.
  • Make consistent style changes on all slides using the slide master.
Clearly communicate your information.
  • Use video and audio to convey your message more effectively.
  • Start by outlining your presentation.
  • Consider differences between print and on-screen presentations.
  • Use notes pages and handouts to help deliver the story.
Stay in control of your presentation.
  • Keep file size manageable.
  • Use the tools available to get it right the first time.
  • Know exactly what your viewers will see.