Posted by Huiqiang Zhao on
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
It has been the trend for different professionals to use MS PowerPoint 2007 to do presentations on various projects at school and at work. For example, all of my business professors use PowerPoint in their lectures. In summary, PowerPoint creates interaction and engagement, ability to capitalize on modern media such as media, integration of multiple sources, cooperation and collaboration in the classroom and in the company. A few months ago, I happened to do a presentation for a scholarship. My challenge was to organize the useful information and use the different functions and tools of PowerPoint 2007 to present it in a meaningful way. I did not think I performed well. But other candidates were able to use this software to demonstrate their ideas much better and clearer. I realized this was one of my weaknesses, so I went to the library and borrowed book called “Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 step by step”. It was so easy to follow and learn. After two months of studying and practicing, I feel very comfortable working with PowerPoint 2007.
If you have a similar weakness, I really encourage you to learn this program because it definitely gives you an edge when presenting a project. People are looking for right content, right format and creative presentation skills. A better presentation allows the people to understand the materials deeply so that people are more willing to buy your ideas.
In addition, Seattle University’s IT group offers an online Portal so that SU students can access Office 2007 and other programs for free just like in the computer lab. Students just need internet access, then visit https://vlab.seattleu.edu/ and enter their SU user name and password, then install ActiveX Control. It is very simple. Students and professionals can achieve success with PowerPoint.
In conclusion, in today’s business environment, solid presentation skills are a must. They help you communicate with your audiences in a fun, effective and interactive setting.
Written by Derek Zhao, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org