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41 .

Examine the slides that follow. Based on what you have learned in this section about designing presentations for all audiences, what suggestions can you make to improve the slides?

A PowerPoint title slide with the following text is shown: Employee Satisfaction, Brian R. VanDeRyt. The text is shown in a brown paint splotch at the center of the slide. PowerPoint slide displays white lettered title inside horizontal, yellowish/brown painted, splotched rectangle across top. Two bulleted items in black text are listed below. Number 2 is bottom left corner. PowerPoint slide displays dark background with the title in a circular frame that reads Adjustments. There are two very long bullet points in small red font on a very dark background. A PowerPoint slide is shown. The slide has a title in large font to the left that reads Conclusions. There is a large brown textbox with lots of black small text. A PowerPoint slide is shown. The slide has a large font title and small font text within a circular brown splotch. PowerPoint slide displays red background with bright red behind title, placed to left of slide. Dark brown background located behind several bullet points in small white font. Blue source URL at right.
42 .

You have been tasked with creating a training workshop presentation on effective communication skills. The workshop aims to enhance interpersonal communication, presentation delivery, and active listening abilities. In this exercise, you will focus on utilizing the image and SmartArt tools in PowerPoint to create an engaging and visually appealing presentation. Create a PowerPoint with the following sequence:

  1. Slide 1: Title slide
  2. Slide 2: Introduction to effective communication. Consider using the SmartArt tool to create a diagram or visual showcasing the different elements of effective communication, such as verbal skills, body language, and active listening.
  3. Slide 3: Content slide: illustrate common barriers to effective communication.
  4. Slide 4: Content slide: present strategies for active listening.
  5. Slide 5: Content slide: showcase the importance of nonverbal communication. Consider using the image tool to insert pictures of individuals engaged in different nonverbal cues, such as eye contact, body posture, and hand gestures.
  6. Slide 6: Content slide: demonstrate effective presentation delivery techniques.
  7. Slide 7: Conclusion: End the presentation with a call-to-action slide.
Ensure consistent design elements, such as font styles, colors, and slide layouts. Choose high-quality and relevant images that enhance the presentation’s visual appeal while aligning with the content and objectives.
43 .
Your supervisor has asked you to prepare a training presentation for new hires, centered on giving effective presentations. This will be divided into two parts: preparation and skills. Design a brief presentation in either PowerPoint or Google Slides that will cover some tips for preparing to give a presentation. Your presentation should contain at least four slides, including a title slide. Make sure to cover items such as the room setup, the purpose of the presentation, how to handle questions, and dealing with technology.
44 .
View this presentation from Kshivets O. Lung Cancer Surgery on Slideshare. What are some issues with the presentation, and how would you correct them?

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