March 15, 2004
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Going to hell
On a different note: I'm making a ppt presentation with animations for work. And it might have sounds too... I'm surely going to hell for this.
Listening to: Barenaked Ladies - The Flag
Posted by jim at March 15, 2004 04:59 PM
Yes, you are going to hell. What you should be doing, is creating a presentation in OpenOffice Impress. Just to ensure you're not going to hell, make sure you include no sounds, no graphics, and just simple black text on a white background.
Seriously though, sounds are ok if they have a point, and not just put in there just to say, "look at me, i know how to put sounds in powerpoint."
I don't know if it'll help you, but I came across this by accident...
Ya, I don't know if the sounds will be needed and / or make a point. I just keep on flashing back to my first ppt file that I worked on. I used every animation and trick I could just because I was playing around with it. I really hope that no one actually presented those. *sigh*
And thanks for the link Champ. ;-) I've read other similar articles like that. All good advice. I don't really agree with "only passing out the slides after you are done", mostly because I like to have something that relates to the presentation that I can scribble notes on, but good otherwise.
I'm trying to follow the same style as the other slides in the presentation, and they can tend to have a lot of text in them. :-| Ah well. It's all good.
But, but, but how will people know that a new bullet point is on the screen if there's no VVVRRRROOOOMMMMM!!!!! ?
Animations in a PowerPoint slide are good if you use them to show a flow of some type. I don't normally use sounds but there's nothing like a good ol' fashioned cow moo-ing sound clip to make sure people's attention is brought back to the presentation.
My prof for SEG 3150 spends way too much time on his powerpoint slides. He does little things with the animations like demonstrating how token rings work with animations and stuff. It's really neat and helps to get the point across. Here's a link to the slide show
I wonder if anyone is going to check that out. He does out cool stuff like message sequence charts that actually show up a little at a time, so you can kind of understand the flow more. Anyway, check them out, their kind of fun.
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