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Planning Your Presentation & What Makes a
Good PowerPoint Presentation Test

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Planning Your Presentation & What Makes a Good PowerPoint Presentation Test

1) Which of the following statements do you think is the best reason for using PowerPoint slides during a talk?

a) Having lots of amazing pictures, video clips and graphs to show the audience is a good reason to include PowerPoint in your talk.
b) Using PowerPoint to distract the audience from the contents of a talk, especially if the contents is lacking in some way.
c) Being a PowerPoint expert, you use elaborate slides to impress your audience with your slide-creation skills.
d) None of the above reasons is a good reason to include PowerPoint slides in a talk.

2) What is the first step in deciding whether to use PowerPoint to support your talk?
a) Decide what the goal of your talk, presentation or lecture will be and whether PowerPoint is necessary to that goal.
b) Checking how many resources you have to add to slides, for example, photos, videos or infographics.
c) Counting how many bullet points your talk is divided in to ascertain how many slides you will need.
d) Investigating whether other speakers at the same meeting, conference or other event, had used slides in the past.

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3) Study the screenshot above.  This is a slide from a business & marketing forum attended by corporates from around the world.  Do you think this slide is appropriate to this audience?
a) Yes, the font is clear and easy to read and the bright colors are very appealing.
b) Yes, there are only three bullets on the slide and the bright colors and image makes it a good slide.
c) No, the graphic, font and layout of the slide are better matched to a younger audience or a different setting.
d) No, orange should never be used as a slide color for business, corporate or formal settings.

4) What is the four by five rule of PowerPoint presentations?
a) You should have around four slides in your presentation with five points on each.
b) You should have four points for every five slides you create.
c) You should have no more than four points per slide and each point should average five words.
d) You should have at least four points per slide and each point should have no more than five sub-points.

5) Why is it important to match the design and layout of your slides to your intended audience?
a) Cultural differences, age, sex, gender, business sector and educational level means that different audiences will interpret a presentation differently. 
b) Some cultures may find content, color or graphical elements on a slide offensive.
c) Your message will be lost in translation if you did not design your slides according to the intended audience's demographics.
d) All of the above are considerations in matching your slide design and layout to your intended audience.

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6) Study the screenshot of a slide above.  Which of the following options most accurately describe the layout and content of this slide?
a) The formatting and text layout is good and matches up with the content of the slides which is business focused.
b) The content of the slide is great and there appears to be just enough main points and sub-points on each slide to make it easy to read.
c) There are way too many bullet points on the slide and the bullet points contain far too many words.  The formatting is also not great.
d) This slide is great in both formatting and content design and layout.

7) It is important to keep in mind what the three things are you would like your audience to remember when walking away from your presentation.  How can you ensure you bring these three points across clearly?
a) If you plan your presentation around the main points you wish to make and have a clear goal in mind for the purpose of the talk.
b) If you repeat the slides and bullets a few times to ensure the audience remembers them.
c) If you use controversial, awesome, amazing or unique gimmicks in your PowerPoint slides, your points will be memorable.
d) If you use stunning graphics, fonts, slide transitions and animations, your points will be memorable.

8) It is important to plan the sequence of your points in a presentation.  What does this mean?
a) Ensure that numbering is consistent throughout the presentation and that all main points are numbered in sequence.
b) Plan where each slide, main point and sub-point best fits into your talk and make changes to their sequence where necessary.
c) The sequence of points in a presentation pertains to the animations and special effects that work on a timer in PowerPoint.
d) None of the above options are correct.

9) Is it always necessary to use PowerPoint during a talk?  Will a talk be less effective when there is no PowerPoint slides to accompany it?
a) It is advisable to always use PowerPoint to spice up your talk.  The audience will expect it.
b) It is a pre-requisite for a professional speech, talk or presentation that a PowerPoint presentation accompany the talk.
c) PowerPoint keeps the audience focused on your points.  It is therefore essential to use the program.
d) It's not always necessary to use PowerPoint.  One or two images or graphs to emphasize the overall goals of your talk can be sufficient.

10) Which of the following is part of the planning stages of a talk and considerations for using PowerPoint?
a) Decide what the goal of your talk will be and what role PowerPoint slides will play in achieving that goal.
b) Consider who your audience are and ensure you adjust the content and design of your presentation accordingly.
c) Create an outline or blueprint for your presentation before designing the slides.
d) All of the above are essential aspects in the planning stages of deciding to use PowerPoint to augment a talk.

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