Tips to make a power point presentation effective
The effectiveness of a power-point presentation depends on a number of factors. These factors need to be put into consideration during the preparation. Foremost, the background coloration needs to be bright to illuminate the contents. Secondly, the words need to be as precise as possible. Thirdly, only the most important content needs to be incorporated. Fourthly, the contents must be brief and precisely presented. Fifth, the presentation must be in a summarized version. The words must be simple to enhance the understanding of the content. Sixth, difficult words must be avoided at all costs. Seventh, the effects and designs must be in consonance with the nature of the presentation so that there is a smooth motion while changing the slides from one to the next. Eighth, the content needs to be presented in points and not in prose. Ninth, the presentation needs to have accompanying notes to explain more detail not in the slides. Lastly the presentation must be in a logical manner to enhance understanding and flow of the content being presented.
Elections on Tuesday in America
The American Federal Elections are held on Tuesday as a matter of tradition which emanated from its electoral practices. Americans needed to hold elections before the first Wednesday in December which was the date for the Electoral College to meet. In order to avoid the challenges of fraudulent and multiple voting in elections it was agreed in 1845 that elections be held on one day. Given the agricultural practices of majority of citizens, November was convenient for no harvesting or farming was ongoing. Tuesday was settled on because it was felt that on Sundays the people would be in church while on Monday, most folks would not have been up and running from the weekend. Tuesday was hence the earliest day of the week that everyone would be fresh and ready to vote. Despite the changes in the American system, the Tuesday of November tradition has not changed.
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