Subject: PowerPoint Warm-Up Exercise

Subject: PowerPoint Warm-Up Exercise

Subject: PowerPoint Warm-Up Exercise

The purpose of this assignment is to begin the process of looking at PowerPoint as a multimedia tool for business professionals. We are going to examine how we look at presentations in a large room environment instead of “fingers to elbows”. This presentation is not about a particular topic, or theme. It is about skills. It is expected that ALL PowerPoint assignments this semester will be submitted with multimedia elements in them. If you are not sure of a feature don’t forget you can look at gcflearnfree.org, within PowerPoint Help, or ask.

Requirements for this assignment:

1.Each slide will have a different transition.

  • Each slide will have a different background. Changing colors does not qualify as changing the background. Watermark, texture, gradient, Microsoft designs qualify as different backgrounds.
  • Each slide will have at least one piece of clip art or picture. The Excel worksheet, and Access table do not count as pictures. On one slide, you will have a mirror effect or reflection with clip art or a picture.
  • Slides will be timed so the presentation runs by itself. (Set the times using Rehearse Timings or Transitions. No slide should be less than 4 seconds.)
  • Do not time the last slide, the YouTube video.
  • Slide 2 will contain a portion of a worksheet from Excel.
  • Slide 4 will contain 5 facts about you. These are referred to as bullets. Do not put them in paragraph format. They are 5 separate items that will appear on the slide, one at a time, when you run your presentation. They don’t have to be true.
  • Slide 5 will feature a topic of your choosing. On the slide include a brief statement(s) about the subject. Do not type this information in paragraph format. Use simple statement(s). You will then link this slide to one or more location(s) on the internet that educate us about that topic. (If this is more than one slide, that is okay.) Do not have the URL on the slide. We don’t want to see it. You must use multiple ways on your slide to hyperlink to the site- key words, pictures, titles, proper names.
  • Slide 6 will show us the steps needed to introduce sound into a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Inside the last slide of the presentation you will link a YouTube video. There are 2 ways to insert a video- as an embedded file, and as a linked file. Due to copyright laws and file size limitations you will hyperlink your video in your presentation. That is fine. Let’s see how creative you are on this one. The audience does not want to see the URL address on the slide.

4.Each slide will have some type of animation. DO NOT USE CRAWL OR ONE CHARACTER AT A TIME.

7.Slide 1 will include your name, personal photo, and the title of this assignment.

You may use a portion of any Excel worksheet. Make sure the numbers are formatted before you bring it in, and that you maximize the size of the numbers for easy reading. Seeing the data is more important than the title of the slide.

Copy the data, then in PowerPoint; select a blank slide and Paste Special (from the ribbon only), Excel Worksheet Object.

What do your numbers tell us? Insert a text box that highlights what we should know about the data. If there are significant numbers in the worksheet, then highlight them in some appropriate manner. Prime area of a slide is top 2/3rds, so don’t bury your important facts on the bottom of the slide.

If you do this step correctly then when you click on the worksheet on the slide, Excel will open, provided Excel is on the local computer on which you are working.

9.Slide 3 will contain the results of a Query from a prior Access Exercise.

Copy the data, then just Paste it on a blank slide in PowerPoint. Once there it is a table and can be edited as a table.

Make sure to adjust the size of the font for the data when it is imported into PowerPoint to make it easy to read. Align the headings with the data in the table.

Using Print Screen and/or other techniques, make it more graphic than text based. (If this is more than one slide, that is okay. If we follow your instructions, at the end of your process we should be able to hear something. Set option to automatically play instead of play by mouse click.)

For this part of the process to be considered completed, we must be able to hear sound(s) during the presentation. Make sure your instructions include the full process of what you are teaching us, not just selecting the sound. Your instructions must include how to play the sound in this presentation.