Timing you Presentation
If you didn't get the picture right now: in the previous chapters is all
you have to know about creating a presentation. Yes, you have to learn
the options, and have to learn how the markup formatter works (I know: need
for a tutorial on that subject).
So, now you have the presentation ready on the content. The next chapters are to fine-tune your speach. First we will try to get more specifics on time requirements. Then we will group sets of slides (to be able to skip parts of your presentation).
In the beginning, we had a time requirement for the full show. At that time, we took the average of three minutes average per slide. Now, we have to try to be more specific: a time estimation per slide. PPresenter can help you to keep on schedule during you talk, and it is really adviceable to use this help!
Go through each slide and add the
$show->addSlide ( -title => 'Wildlife in Holland' , -main => <<MAIN In the wild you will find <UL> <LI>bears <LI>apes <LI>spiders </UL> MAIN , -notes => <<NOTES Situation of 100 million years back. Why did spiders survive? How did the climate change? NOTES );Some people like to write-out their story in detail, other can manage on a global outline. The reason for adding notes is to be able to read through you presentation just before you will have it, to remember everything you want to explain, and to estimate the required time.
, -reqtime => '5m30'or
, -reqtime => '3:30'(many formats possible).
Next to adding times per slide, you specify the total time for the presentation as option to new:
my $show = PPresenter->new ( -name => 'Wildlife' , -totaltime => '1h15m' );Now, when you run the script (start the presentation), PPresenter will show how the sum of the required times fits to the total time you have available. Press `
In for a big shock?: too much time required! Response? No, wrong response!r Do never shorten the required time per slide unless you strip content, otherwise you will have to hurry, which is deadly for your message.
The colours you see in the image show how the time used is related to the
time available. Press `
Portable Presenter is written and maintained by Mark Overmeer. Copyright (C) 2000-2002, Free Software Foundation FSF.