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Useful tips on developing your PowerPoint presentations.

Useful tips on developing your PowerPoint presentations.

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    • PowerPoint
      Dos and Donts
      On the following slide you can watch a video available at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cagxPlVqrtM
      According to Don McMillan, here is a humorous & yet insightful viewpoint on how people (teachers included) should not be using PowerPoint.
    • Getting started Tips
      Decide on an appropriate slide layout and style
      Be consistent - keep slides concise
      Do keep it brief - get to the point
      Don’t include too many details and data - don’t over clutter
      Limit the number of slides
      Use statements not sentences
      Use keywords that help audience focus on an idea
      Create contrast using font sizes and colours
      Check your grammar and spelling
      Save your work often
    • Text – Font Advice
      DO
      Use appropriate clear fonts that are easy to read (Arial,Helevtica)
      Font size for body text should be at least 24+
      Font size for titles/headings should be at least 36+
      Use dark colours for text
      DON’T
      Use all uppercase letters
      Use flashy or curvy fonts
      Use font types that are hard to read
      Include too much text
      Use different fonts and colours on each slide
    • Font Examples
      Bad examples
      Appropriate fonts
      • Can you read me?
      • Can you read me?
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      • Can you read me?
      • Can you read me? – Times New Roman
      • Can you read me? - Arial
      • Can you read me? - Perpetua
      • Can you read me? – Bell MT
      • Can you read me? – Book Antiqua
      • Can you read me? – Bookman old style
      • Can you read me? - Cambria
      • Can you read me? - Calibri
      • Can you read me? – Century
      • Can you read me? – Garamond
      ….and many more!
    • Colour Analysis
      DO
      DON’T
      Use appropriate colours
      Use high contrast (light backgrounds and dark text or vice versa)
      Use PowerPoint’s predefined colour schemes
      Limit the use of colour to 2-4
      Use too bright colours
      Use multiple colour schemes
      Use bright background colours
      Use dark colours on dark backgrounds
      Use yellow on blue and red on green
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      Use Contrasting Colors
    • Graphs, Shapes and Charts
      DO
      DON’T
      Use 1-2 images per slide
      Use shapes to illustrate complex topics
      Include graphs and charts that show relationships, comparisons and change
      Use relevant images and graphics
      Overuse shapes, charts.
      Use too many graphics – this can be distracting
      Use low-quality images
    • Special effects: Animations, transitions and noise effects
      DO
      DON’T
      Use sounds to help convey and complement the message
      Avoid excessive motion
      Use sounds when they aren’t appropriate
      Overuse transitions and animations
    • PowerPoint Tools and Tips
      Small audio clips can automatically be embedded in PowerPoint
      Large audio clips can be linked
      PowerPoint can run video
      PowerPoint links to videos
      Insert images, graphs, charts and shapes from the ‘Insert’ button
      Insert links to websites, readings, etc from the ‘Insert’ button
    • Useful Links
      Getting Started with Powerpoint :Video demonstrations
      Improve your PowerPoint skills :Support Guide (.pdf)
      Presentations for the UoM
      MBS templates
    • How can we help you?
      Please take a look at our eLearning intranet pages, subscribe to our mailing lists and keep an eye out for our quarterly MBS eLearning newsletter.
      We would value your feedback!
      Kind regards,
      MBS eLearning Team
      http://intranet.mbs.ac.uk/elearning.aspx