The Writing Center @ The University of Wisconsin - Madison
Writing Center Workshops
University of Wisconsin - Madison

Communicating Your Message with PowerPoint: Livening Up Your Presentations

Learn about using PowerPoint clearly and persuasively.


In this workshop, which is designed for both new and moderately experienced PPT users, we'll discuss ways to use PPT effectively: emphasizing you as a speaker rather than your slides; limiting text; using well–designed graphics and animations which focus visual attention and reinforce your points; and exploring alternatives to linear presentations.

Please note: This workshop is not an introduction to the mechanics of the program; it is instead about using PowerPoint effectively in presentations.

Intended Audience

Any undergraduate, graduate, or faculty writer interested in learning to write more effective PowerPoint slide shows.


1.5 hours

Schedule for Spring 2016

Friday, 2/12, 1:00–2:30 (Sec. 1)
Tuesday, 4/12, 3:30–5:00 (Sec. 2)

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