This presentation takes you through the stages involved in the planning and delivery of a presentation. Consideration will also be given to the effective use of PowerPoint slides in your presentation.
At the beginning of your talk, make it clear whether questions are allowed at any time, or if you will take them at the end. Repeat questions asked, so everyone hears, and make your answers clear and concise.
PowerPoint slides need to be clear, easy to read and understand. As a general rule –
Don’t use more than 5 or 6 words in a title
Don’t use more than 9 words per line
Don’t use more than 7 lines of text per slide
Colour is great for highlighting text, but don’t go overboard! Too many different colours will make your slides difficult to read. Use contrasting colours for text and backgrounds. White on a dark background, or black on a light background is fine. Beware of white backgrounds!
Bold text stands out very well, as does text in italics . Be cautious using underlining as it can make your slide too busy. Space lines out evenly, avoid gaps in your text, and don’t use too many different fonts .
Pictures, charts, and graphs are very useful in conveying meaning. Don’t crowd your slides though, try to use a separate slide for each picture or graph.
Also consider tables for getting your message across.
Once your presentation is ready, the last thing you must do is practice, practice, and then practice again. You are now ready to face your audience and deliver an interesting and informative presentation. http://presentations-expert.blogspot.com