Openclipart to make presentations

This Openclipart-TO is created to help you make better presentations. Below are the steps to go through in making a presentation. Some steps are even illustrated in vectorshots (aka, vector-screenshots). Have fun and give a great presentation!

  1. What is your presentations topic and intended goal?

    Goal

    • The goal of a successful presentation is for you to effectively communicate a message or persuade your target audience towards some direction, intended target or way of thinking.
    • What is the intended outcome of you giving a presentation?
    • You always want to stand out from other people's presentations (OPP).

  2. What is the concept of your presentation?
  3. How much time do you have to give your presentation?
  4. Who is the audience for your presentation? How many people will be in attendance and what is the mood of the event?
  5. What is the best tool to use to make the presentation?
  6. How many slides will you use to make your presentation?

    Experienced Advice

    I'm quite experienced in giving presentations. The setup we will be using is what I often use when I give presentations. @rejon

    • We will use 5 Slides in this example.
    • I usually use LibreOffice or Inkscape depending upon the target audience.
    • For this example let's use LibreOffice which supports SVG graphics import.
    • If you have any questions, message me.
  7. Since we are using LibreOffice for our presentation, we will use Openclipart's SVG images to make the presentation.
  8. First, Open Libreoffice and select New Presentation.
  9. The blank presentation should look similar to this vectorshot (a vector screenshot).
  10. Add "new slides" to the presentation until you have 5 Slides.
  11. Use Openclipart to find and save an SVG file for each slide.
  12. Insert each image into the appropriate page of the presentation by selecting Insert > Picture > File.
  13. Hold the shift key and click to drag from the handle of the image to maintain the image's proportion.
  14. Position the image to where you would like it.
  15. Do a trial run of your presentation by selecting "Slide Show" > "Slide Show" in the top menu. You may also press the F5 key to start presentation mode.
  16. Use the forward and backward arrows on your keyboard to advance or go to the previous slide.
  17. Press the escape (ESC) key on your keyboard at anytime to exit the presentation mode.
  18. Adjust the images for each slide to achieve your desired results.
  19. Try your presentation again and repeat the process of adjusting to achieve desired results.
  20. Save your file.
  21. Present your new presentation (final file here as well for comparison).
  22. Let us know how the presentation went and feel free to share your file!

    Tips

    • First try to write down your ideas onto a piece of paper.
    • Try to use free tools like LibreOffice or Inkscape.
    • Using text and reading it in a presentation is the biggest amateur mistake.
    • Use images and try to improvise what you are trying to express. If you are nervous, write down on paper what each slide is supposed to convey. The reason this technique is important is that it allows you to focus on the people, looking others in the eyes to understand their feedback to you in realtime, and at the same time, the visual cues provide some fun for people's eyes, or those who are not completely interested in your topic.
    • Have fun! Presentations are given all the time. Remember, in presenting, you will do it again. Connecting with the people you are presenting to is more important than getting stuck on too many details in the presentation

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