Using PowerPoint

PowerPoint and other presentation software allows you to create a combination of visual and spoken messages for your audience. When you create a presentation:

  • Decide what you will show on the slide
  • Plan what you will say
  • Make consistent and careful choices about fonts, colours and other design choices (see design tips below)

Example slide: what you show

Example slide: what you show

Remember to follow APA and copyright rules for using images and other materials.

Example spoken message: what you say

Example spoken message: what you say

It’s better to use a combination of visual graphics and spoken words and not to read aloud written text. Think about how the slides can enhance or add meaning to your spoken words.

Design tips

Delivery tips tutorials

Follow the link to and sign in with your AUT email address (top right-hand corner of the screen).

PowerPoint 2016 for beginners

PowerPoint 2016 in depth

Other presentation software