Learn Easy Steps: Creating a Presentation

Learn: Easy Steps

Activity Card: Creating a Presentation

How do you let the public know about something important? Can you think of a way to persuade the public to adopt a favorable opinion towards a public message? One way is through a  presentation. In a community, public service announcements can be shown through a presentation to raise awareness among the public about certain issues like health, hygiene, and disaster management. Public service announcements are mostly for non-commercial purposes.

Look at the following example:

Public Service Announcement Presentation Example

As in the example above, a Presentation creating on the computer typically has”

  • A title slide that introduces the presentation and explains who created it
  • Three or more slides with information and pictures about the presentation
  • Titles and sentences that look the same on all slides
  • The same color scheme and transition effect on all slides
  • Animation and sound effects that are set to play when and how you want them to

How to Create a Presentation

Type a Title

  1. Start the multimedia tool, such as Microsoft Powerpoint, or Google Slides, and open a new, blank presentation.
  2. Insert a Title slide, and type a title for the presentation. Then in the box below, write who the presentation is by (for example, your name).
  3. Save your work. Make sure you save your work after every couple of steps you complete.

Insert New Slide

  1. Add a new slide with space for a title and a bulleted list.
  2. Type a slide title in the top text box. Then, type few sentences about the title in the bulleted box.
  3.  Save your work.

Add a Picture to Your Slide

  1. Add a picture that shows what you wrote in your slide. You can insert clip art or a picture from the gallery, or you can start the graphics program, create a picture you want, and save it to your computer before inserting it into the slide. You can even use the drawing tools to make a picture on the slide.
  2. Resize and move the text box and the picture.
  3. Add a border around the picture.
  4. Save your work.

Insert More Slides

  1. Insert two more slides, each with a box for a title and another box for a picture
  2. Type few sentences about the title in the bulleted box.
  3. Add a picture that shows what you wrote about.
  4. Resize and move the sentence box and picture, and delete any other boxes you are not using.
  5. Save your work.

Use the Slide Master

  1. Go to the Slide Master. To make all of the words in your slides look the same, change the look of the title text style in the top box and the other text styles in the large box below.
  2. Save your work.

Pick a Color Scheme

  1. Pick a color scheme to use for all the slides in your presentation.
  2. Save your work.

Add Custom Animation Effects

  1. When you finish making changes to the Slide Master, return to Normal View. Then, go to the first slide.
  2. Add a custom animation effect to the title.
  3. Pick a sound effect if you wish, and set the timing for when and how you want the animation to start.
  4. Repeat Step 2 and 3 to add custom animation effects to each of the other three slides.
  5. Save your work.

Add Transitions Between Slides

  1. To help the presentation flow smoothly from one slide to the next, add transitions between the slides.
  2. Save your work.

Presentation Challenge (Optional)

  1. Add a sound or music file to the title slide of your presentation. You can insert a video clip into one or two of your slides, or if you have a microphone and you are using Microsoft PowerPoint*, record your voice as you read the information on the slides. Make sure you set the timing for any video and recorded voice effects.
  2. Save your work.

Set Up Your Presentation

  1. Select how you want your presentation to play.
  2. Set the timing of your presentation.
  3. Play your presentation.

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