The steps recommended for efficiently developing an effective and consistent PowerPoint presentation include 1.planning, 2.entering content, 3.editing, 4.formatting, 5.previewing, and 6.delivering (e.g. print, email, publish). Identify a key consideration one should make when planning a PowerPoint presentation? Describe the differences between building slide shows from blank presentations, themes, and templates. Discuss how PowerPoint presentations can be used both professionally and personally. Thread Directions Students are required to participate in these weekly online classroom discussion threads. Students should post at least 1 post on 3 separate days in the active weeks discussion thread. Please make sure to read all topic questions, thread directions, and assignment rubric criteria to ensure that responses are accurate and complete. Points may be deducted, at the discretion of the instructor, for not adhering to any of the following guidelines. Discussion posts will be graded according to the assignment rubric provided below. How to Post: 1. First Post Respond to the discussion topic questions listed above. Click on the Reply link listed below to make your response. Minimum word count=100 words 2. Second Post – Expand and read a classmates post. Click on the Reply link within your classmate’s post to make your response. Minimum word count=75 words 3. Third Post Find and review a relevant information source over the Internet. Click on the Reply link within your first post to make your response. Minimum word count=75 words 5. List any sources you utilize at the bottom of your post (e.g. http://www.xxxxx.com/xx). Consider practicing your citing of text resources in the academic APA format. 4. List the word count for your response at the bottom of your post (e.g. WC=100) Thread Guidelines: 1. At least one post should be made on three separate days of the current week. 2. Responses to topic questions should be thorough and demonstrate your understanding of the discussion topic. All posts should meet minimum word count requirements. 3. Responses to others, either to another student or instructor, should be substantive and provide supporting detail to any ideas or statements. Short trivial responses, the use of slang, abbreviations, and acronyms may be penalized. For example, Yeah, youre right! I agree with you because what you said is so true is not a substantive response to contribute to the conversation. 4. All responses must use business writing style and etiquette, utilizing accurate spelling, grammar, and punctuation. Consider typing your response in Microsoft Word or other word processing software to utilize their spelling and grammar tools and then transfer your response to the thread dialog box. Do not attach a Word document as your post. 5. Students are encouraged to research topics using the textbook, Internet, or other resources and appropriately cite the source of the information shared within the post. Plagiarism or copying and pasting content from a source is never allowed and these types of posts will not receive credit.