Writing for Web – Adding Motion and Video

Until this post, I had never created a Power Point presentation.

When I was in college, Power Point was just making its way to projector screens everywhere, and I preferred a more hands-on approach. I only gave a few presentations, and I liked to use music and handouts so people didn’t have to take notes. There were only a few students who used a Power Point, and I was amazed at their project.

Chapter 4 discusses adding motion to your posts in the forms of video, slideshows, animation, motion graphics and software simulation. This chapter was easy to understand and read through without being overly technical or making the reader have too many “Oh…” moments. There is a lot of important information in this chapter, and Felder recommends lots of tips for effectively adding motion to your writing.

Here are the important tips to remember about motion in your posts:

  • Know what you want to say. Write a script, make a story board, or simply brain storm ideas on post its or napkins.
  • Have a beginning, middle, and end.
  • Keep it short and simple.
  • Think of your audience. What do they want to see? How can you make it interesting? Is it fun?
  • Ask for feedback, and take constructive criticism while remembering you make the final decision.

With these items in mind, I created a quick Power Point slideshow of the people behind Revenant Publications. I hope you enjoy my first attempt at a Power Point, and feel free to leave comments in the reply section below!

Revenant Publications Power Point

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