Program for the 2010 PDI

Friday, January 8th

10:00 AM

Session Title:
Best Practices for Creating Presentations
Yongli Zhou
Friday, January 8th 2010
Start Time:
10:00 AM
Session Length:
1 Hour, 50 Minutes
166 Library
Are you heading to a conference or an important meeting to give a presentation? Are you concerned that files which are part of your PowerPoint may not play properly on other computers? Are you disappointed by the poor print quality of your poster that displayed perfectly on your computer screen? Have you thought about archiving your presentation? Then this technique-focused session is right for you. Including multimedia in a presentation can make it more interesting and effective. However, this is often tricky or frustrating. Problems include missing images, missing fonts, and videos which cannot be played when a presentation is displayed on computers other than the one used to create it. This workshop will demonstrate how to embed images of proper sizes and resolutions for visual presentation and printing; how to embed video and sound clips that will play on most computers; and how to create presentations that can be downloaded and viewed properly online. Hands-on practice creating basic images and video editing will be included as time permits. Software used in this demonstration includes: Microsoft PowerPoint, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, Acrobat Professional, and iMovie.
Goals and Target Audience:
Faculty, students, and staff interested in learning how to utilize a variety of tools to create more effective presentations.