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Unit 7: Presentation Software

By manipulating presentation software, sophisticated presentations can be created for educational or professional situations. These may be used to enhance verbal presentation with visuals that highlight or emphasize important points in the presentation or summarize visually what the presentation is about.


To create effective visual presentations for a targeted audience through the use of a presentation graphic software program.


When the presentation software component is completed, the student will be able to:

  1. Plan a presentation in terms of content, objectives and presentation environment.
  2. Organize material for a media presentation.
  3. Design the message appropriately for the media format in terms of font, color and layout.
  4. Use functions of a presentation software program appropriately and effectively.


Step 1. Readings.

Step 2. Discuss possible topics with instructor(s).

Step 3. View YouTube Videos

Step 4. View other required videos.

Step 5. Locate additional You Tube Video.

Step 6. Read two articles from: Write a short paragraph.

Step 7. Utilize suggested tutorials and resources or others that you find.

Step 8. Three exercises due by November 25th.

Step 9. Utilize a presentation software program exercise.

Step 10. Give an oral presentation exercise.


Minimum Time:

Approximately 10 - 12 hours.



  1. Presentation with all required elements.
  2. Uploaded evidence: - presentation plan with bibliography, - printout of presentation, - printout of speaker/audience notes, - slides that show use of four basic design principles - two versions (light and dark) of presentation - You Tube video on PowerPoint citation (you've located) and annotation
  3. Topic from Step 6. "Think outside the slide" and 25 word essay.



Margaret Vugrin, M.S.L.S., AHIP

Lubbock Reference Office 243

Phone: 806.743.2241

Fax: 806.743.2218



Erik Wilkinson, MLS

Unit Associate Director

Library TTUHSC - Permian Basin / Odessa

Phone: 432.703.5031




Online Resources for Presentation Software

Module Asher, Joey. (2012). For Presentations, Half As Long Is Twice As Good. Retrieved from

*BNET Video (2008) Present Like Steve Jobs. [Video file] Retrieved from (6:55min)

*Strong, Marc. (2011). How to give an Awesome (PowerPoint) Presentation ("Simply Stated"). [Video file] Retrieved from (2:53min.)

*Kapterev, A. (2008). Death By Power Point. [Video file] Retrieved from (5:04min.)

*Edmundson, Matt. (2009).How to create an Awesome PowerPoint presentation. [Video file] Retrieved from (2:02min.)

*Shareski, D. (2006). PowerPoint Extreme Makeover. [Video file] Retrieved from (20:43min.)

Russell, W. (2010). PowerPoint for Beginners - How to Use PowerPoint. Retrieved from

*Required Viewing


Book Resources

Hall, G.M. (2011). How to present at meetings. London: BMJ Publishing Group. [available online through ebrary]

Kosslyn, S.M. (2007). Clear and to the point: 8 psychological principles for compelling PowerPoint presentations. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [T385 K847c2007; Lubbock]

Schwartz, S.A. (2010). Microsoft Office 2010: for Windows. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press. [HF 5548.4.M525 SCH953m 2010; Lubbock, LRC reserve]

Schwartz, S.A. (2011). Microsoft Office 2011 for Macintosh. Berkeley, CA: Peachpit Press. [HF 5548.4.M525 SCH95m 2011; Lubbock, LRC reserve]

Thede, L. Q. & Sewell J. P. (2013). Informatics and nursing: Opportunities and Challenges (4th ed.). Philadelphia: Kluwer/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. [WY 26.5 T34i 2013; Lubbock reserve]

Williams, R. (2008). The non-designer's design and type books (3rd ed.). Berkeley: Peachpit Press. [Z 246 W675n; Lubbock]