As a someday-corporate trainer, I will need to give future presentations....probably. From what I understand there is a new and exciting innovation in giving speeches, it is an application called The PowerPoints!
What is this new technology?
Apparently this software is like a slide show that you can put together with a computer! Not only can you place photos in it, you can also type words with it too! Amazing. When I first heard about this I thought it sounded too good to be true. I said to myself, "We are finally living in the future."
How does it work?
There are several ways to access this magical computer picture-maker. Some people pay for it. (It also comes with other software that you can use as a word processor and also make greeting cards with! The 21st Century...Am I right?) I decided not to choose the route of purchasing this computer program, instead I found an empty library computer that had it open already! I jumped in that seat and started creating!
Are there any rules to follow?
Like anything fun and new, The PowerPoints comes with a certain etiquette that squashes its enjoyment. In making my slides, I found the following dos and don's to PowerPointing:
- Use clip art SPARINGLY
- Do not use more than 6 words per slide
- Utilize the entire slide
- Use font sizes that are between 36 and 44