Getting Started1. Table of Contents (mind map) 2. Bunch of materials What we have so far?
Getting Started You should make sure that your presentations are well structured, organized and consistent Not a random list of bullet points with no logical order
Formatting the Content How to Format the Information?
Key Principles Use as large fonts as possibleKeep the sentences short Key principles of presentation creation Use high contrast colors Keep the text on slide small
Example of Bad PresentationHello! My name is Doncho Minkov and today wewill talk about HTML Fundamentals. We will seethe basics of the Hyper-Text-Markup Languageand will explain what is a tag in HTML, the partsof a HTML document, and some of the tags….<a> this is the tag a. a comes from anchor andthis tag is used for redirecting from one HTMLdocument to another…bla bla bla
Avoid "all words slides" Words Make text into bullet points Content Formatting Keep lines up to 7 (+/-2) for a slideLimit the bullet points to 4-8
Content Formatting (2)The audience starts reading and not listening When too much text on a slideLess flexible for the speaker The audience could fall asleep
Arranging the Content The title is not fully corresponding witha bad slide Example of the content This could be split into at least four bullet points (4 sentences)
Arranging the Content Can be easily transformed in two slides
Styling of the ContentWhat Background, Font and Colors to Use?
Use contrast background and foreground! orDark background and Light background andlight foreground? dark foreground?
Example of a Badly Selected Background and Colors Can anything be seen? Hardly Image if the sun is lighting the screen This looks much better! But generally this background is too fancy
Consistent Large FontContrast to the Use common background font faces Gives impression of professionalism
Example of a Badly Selected Font What if I choose such a Font? Does it look Good? Does it look good? Does it look good? Does it look good? Does it look good? Do e s i t l o o k g o o d ?
Avoid Fancy Colors! Sample text with different colors This is an example how not to use colors This is an example how not to use colors This is an example how not to use colors This is an example how not to use colors Sample text with non contrast colors This is an example how not to use colors This is an example how not to use colors This is an example how not to use colors
Using PPT TemplatesBuild-In and Professional Templates
What is a PTT Template? This is a ready template for your presentations Defined font colors and faces Defined places for the titles, contents, etc. Defined background Etc. Sometimes it is a good idea to use templates Not all ready templates are good Spares you thinking of the right color They are made by designers
PowerPoint Templates There are some built-in templates But can also be downloaded from the web Examples of free PPT templates: http://www.presentationpoint.com/powerpoint-templates/ http://www.templateswise.com/
Title slides Contents slides What to decorate?In all empty places of the presentation
Final Touches (2) The pictures/images should not be random This only makes the presentation more distracting The pictures should be connected with the subject i.e. if the title is "C# OOP" Good picture is Bad picture is