Always do an outline slide!
Summarize the structure of your presentation
Go from broad to specific
List main points!
The Power of Multi-Level
With multi-level lists you can convey separate
Making the slide neater
And easier to read
Avoid Text Paragraphs
When you write a lot, no one can really focus on what
you’re saying because they’ll be too busy reading
whatever is on the slide. So by the time you’re actually
done speaking, no one would have listened at all! Avoid
big long paragraphs as they are frivolous and messy!
INSTEAD, use short sentences like this!
Some General Tips
• Keep presentations
• Choose colors wisely!
• FONTS are important too
• Limit text on slides
• Charts are good!
Make effective use
• People identify with pictures
• They are simple and fun!
Choose a RELEVANT photo and
(What do ducks have to do with
Slide layouts are
Can you read this without
tilting your head?
No!!! Using photos off the Internet
Try using Clip Art instead!
Last minute tips?
Expand on ideas
written on slides
Speak and involve
to the audience
should be used
Keep presentations short and simple
Don’t read off slides, come PREPARED
Use photos and other graphics!
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A particular slide catching your eye?
Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later.