Presentations can also be categorized by who is creating them and for whom they are being created. Presentation
Business users, including managers, salespeople and others who need to communicate with
Students who need to present information for a class project or assignment
Home users who want to share information with others in a non-business environment
PowerPoint users in the business world need to communicate ideas to people within their company and outside of their company. These users tend to be both the most formal and the most imaginative users of PowerPoint.
A common presentation might document the need for additional resources for a project or to request the creation of a new project. PowerPoint allows users to target the information to the audience. In Chapters 2 and 3, we meet Jane who has been tasked with creating, publicizing and implementing a new project for her non-profit organization. In Chapter 5, we meet George, who needed to
Many companies have created interactive company
Business users who need to share information with clients without a representative in attendance create kiosks of product, store or site information. Creating the
Corporate users create presentations to share sales data with employees and clients. The ease of data exchange between PowerPoint and the other Microsoft Office applications, along with the visuals provided by
By the same token, creating a single presentation about a new product and distributing it to all clients and potential clients allows for a more
PowerPoint's template creation allows business users to develop a corporate identity that helps clients identify their products and services at a glance. In Chapter 12, we meet Rachel, who needs to integrate a corporate
Because PowerPoint allows the creation of both student and teacher/trainer materials in a single file, it lends itself
Each slide has a notes section for additional presenter information, while the slides present information to focus student attention upon the most important points. Once class materials are created, handouts can be printed using either PowerPoint or Word. Slides, notes or outlines can also can be sent to Word for formatting and distribution.
Looking for a great PowerPoint template for creating Computer Based Training slides? Check out this example from PowerPoint MVP Bill Foley's website: http://www.pttinc.com/power_point.htm#Microsoft%20PowerPoint
Some teachers have learned to use PowerPoint's animation features to create slides in which elements move and/or change. The changing slides hold the student's interest. In Chapter 6, we meet Alicia and learn with her how to keep her students' attention and improve her classroom dynamics by adding animation to her slides.
In addition, PowerPoint's multimedia capabilities allow teachers and trainers to reach all learning styles. Information can be presented using text, sound, animations and movies. Teachers and trainers have even started taking the learning one step further and assigned students to create their own presentations to
One of the other uses for PowerPoint in the classroom is to ensure the information presented is retained. Many users have developed PowerPoint games for this use. "
Samples of games available currently on the web:
Jeopardy “ Samples available at either
Quiz Shows “ Sample and code available at
Family Feud “ Sample available at
Tic-Tac-Toe “ Sample available for download at
Mystery games “ Template available at
If you are looking for even more ideas, check out
PowerPak for PowerPoint
from FTC Publishing “ a series of PowerPoint templates that
PowerPoint's Save as Web Page option (called Save as HTML in PowerPoint 97) is not intended to be a web site creation tool. However, there are places where people have found it very useful to save PowerPoint presentations as web pages.
Saving presentations as web pages creates a reproducible, distributable presentation that runs on multiple platforms. PowerPoint itself runs only on Macs and PCs. Presentations that have been converted to HTML can be
Do you have a series of pictures from an event or trip? Do you want to share those old family photographs sitting in storage? PowerPoint is a great way to collect these photographs together, organize them and share them with others.
Once the pictures have been scanned into a folder, they can quickly and easily be inserted into PowerPoint either individually or together. Add some animation, some
Volunteers across the world are discovering the animations available within PowerPoint can be used to display the words to songs for large groups to follow.
With more and more churches going to PowerPoint to present sermon notes, music, announcements, and other church information, an entire industry has sprouted to meet the needs of churches.
Several organizations sell software to make it easier to present and track church music, and inspirational backgrounds and templates for presentations. Many of these products are priced with church
People working with children are using PowerPoint to teach songs using the bouncing ball methodology. While the timing problems inherent in PowerPoint need to be
As the population of computer users increases and the job market tightens, people have begun distributing electronic resumes. Many still stick to Word documents, but as the population base for PowerPoint
Looking for work in the communications and computer markets? You can show off your PowerPoint skills by taking static
You can also make a presentation that is a skeleton for an electronic portfolio. With the ability to link PowerPoint to other documents and applications, your resume becomes not just a static document, but a way to show off your wide range of skills and accomplishments.
With the distribution capabilities of PowerPoint 2003, the possibilities of PowerPoint-based resumes grow even further. CDs can show off the creative talents of the creator, with all of the information capable of being stored on a single CD for easy distribution.
VBA developers use PowerPoint resumes as a way to show their programming skills. Not only are they able to give examples of code they have written, they can show the code is clean and executable as well.