• Shivani Singh

    Shivani Singh

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    Mumbai, India
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    Shivani's Bio:
    I’m a Management and Marketing degree student from Mumbai, India! I love sharing my stories and experiences at St. Scholastica!

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    Mora, MN
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    Brussels, Belgium
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    Harare, Zimbabwe
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    Aurora, CO
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    East Bethel, MN
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    Saint Paul, MN
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Creating PowerPoint Presentations

HAVE YOU EVER HAD TO MAKE A PRESENTATION ?

(“YEAH!” . . . yells the crowd)

I thought so!

We all, time and again, throughout our Student Life are expected to create stunning, attractive and grasping Powerpoint presentations. However, none of us is formally and mandatorily educated about the various functions, operations and tricks which can be utilized to enhance the same. We do get advised, suggested and critiqued after making the presentation, but ‘how to do it step-by-step’ is still a process sought after like a top secret formula. There aren’t very many resources that emphasize, aware and educate about the optimal use of presenting via Powerpoint.

After creating multiple presentations over the period of last 6 years, I have gathered together a list of pointers that have assisted me to put together catchy as well as gripping presentations. Here’s a few of the pointers for all of us to remember:

Stick to the subject. Don’t add, insert or mention anything which is not directly related to the topic of your presentation. Elaborating off-topic is not only considered inappropriate but also a waste of time (yours and audiences’).

Focus on the font. Use a decent, readable and suitable font to fit the subject matter.

Variation. Don’t be afraid to play with the font sizes a little bit. It is always a great idea to separate any headings and sub-headings from the content by varying the size.

Visuals. Utilize appropriate, relevant and grasping images, pictures, models, etc to engage and interact with the audiences more. Visual are also beneficial to increase comprehension and the capacity to recollect in audiences.

Declutter. Don’t overkill your slides with a train of words . . . instead put that on a notecard for your reference while presenting. Reading from a slide is different than presenting the information on the slide.

Be Creative. Use coloring, underlining, bolding, highlighting, etc to make your presentation standout and more attractive. Explore the design aspects that may leverage your information while delivering.

I hope we all are able to take something away from these pointers.

Making presentations isn’t easy but not even trying . . . is a loser’s act.

So game up, and grab the next opportunity to create a mind-blowing PowerPoint Presentation.

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