When giving a presentation, it's important to be well prepared. No matter what your purpose, topic or environment, your audience will respond much better to a presentation that has clear objectives. In terms of a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation, you usually include one slide that includes your content objectives. This slide lists the objectives you have for your presentation, which basically describe what you hope to accomplish by giving the presentation and what you want your audience to take away from it. This reinforces your main points and will help your audience listen more carefully as you accomplish each objective.
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Go through your presentation and pull out each of your main points. Think about what you want your audience to take from each of those points and use that information to create your content objectives.
Write your content objectives out before putting them on your PowerPoint slide. Your main points will help you write the objectives. For example, if one of your main points is that there is a shortage of math and science high-school teachers and an abundance of English and history high-school teachers, your objective might be something like "demonstrating the need to encourage more college students to major in math and science secondary education over English and history."
Pick the slide on which to include your content objectives. Your content objectives should be one of the first slides you present because it basically gives an overview of your presentation.
Create a text box in your PowerPoint presentation on the slide you chose. To create a text box, find the "Insert" tab and click it. Next, click the "Text" option and select "Text Box." Click anywhere within your presentation, and the text box will appear. Drag the corners of the text box to size it appropriately for your slide.
Point inside the text box and click. This will put the cursor inside the box and allow you to type out your content objectives. Use the "Font" group from the "Home" tab to format your content objectives, such as choosing a new size or font or adding numbers or bullet points.
Tips and warnings
- Remember that this is a presentation, so you should try to make your content-objectives slide visually appealing.
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