1. Introduction

When someone wants to explain or illustrate a topic to someone, a very popular way of doing it is to do a 'presentation'.

It can be anything from presenting a lesson to students about soil erosion in Africa to presenting the company mission statement to a group of new employees.

presentation slide

The traditional way of presenting information to people was to stand at the front of a room armed with a set of notes or prompt cards and to speak clearly and slowly.

With the development of presentation software such as Microsoft Powerpoint it quickly became the 'norm' to use a presenation show to illustrate the information.

Although there are various software applications available to create presentations, this mini-site will focus on PowerPoint since this is the software the majority are familiar with using.