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Presentation Software

Knowledge of and ability to use presentation software.

Behavior Statements

Proficiency Level 1 - Basic understanding

Describes the key functions and facilities of an organization's presentation software.

Identifies the tasks which are routinely completed with presentation software.

Researches and documents proper use of graphics for organizational presentations.

Seeks help from tutorials for solving problems and learning new features.

Proficiency Level 2 - Working experience

Follows organizational procedures and policies to create, name and store presentations.

Performs basic presentation editing tasks using cut, copy text or slide, find and replace.

Uses all basic slide formatting features like text, borders, shading, and clip-art.

Applies features like bullets, numbering, font styling, and simple drawing.

Assists in designing and developing master slides and templates.

Proficiency Level 3 - Extensive experience

Teaches others to use the wide range of functions available in the presentation graphics package.

Advises others on a wide range of formatting, drawing and creative tasks.

Arranges, re-arranges and runs multi-slide presentations.

Develops slide shows with special effects like sound, varied timing and animation.

Oversees the sharing of data with the use of other presentations and applications and ensures guidelines are followed.

Evaluates the functionality among different releases of presentation software; makes recommendations accordingly.

Proficiency Level 4 - Subject matter depth and breadth

Consults on a full range of uses and capabilities of alternative presentation packages.

Leads in developing and delivering a variety of text, graphics and special effects presentations.

Designs training programs for the benefits of using aesthetics in presentations (e.g. color, layout, style, originality, etc.).

Establishes organizational policies and procedures for the use of presentation software.

Predicts marketplace trends and directions for presentation software.

Leads in decisions about upgrades or changes in presentation graphics software.

Interview Questions

  • What tricks and techniques do you use to make sure your slides are aesthetically pleasing but informative?
  • Show me an example of a slide or presentation you created in a previous position.
  • How many different ways have you used presentation software in your previous position(s)?
  • What kind of problems have you encountered when working with presentation software?

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