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Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
Powerpoint Dos and Donts
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Powerpoint Dos and Donts

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Useful tips on developing your PowerPoint presentations.

Useful tips on developing your PowerPoint presentations.

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  • 1. 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.
  • 2. 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
  • 3. 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
  • 4. Font Examples
    Bad examples
    Appropriate fonts
    • Can you read me?
    • 5. Can you read me?
    • 6. Can you read me?
    • 7. Can you read me?
    • 8. Can you read me?
    • 9. Can you read me?
    • 10. Can you read me?
    • 11. Can you read me? – Times New Roman
    • 12. Can you read me? - Arial
    • 13. Can you read me? - Perpetua
    • 14. Can you read me? – Bell MT
    • 15. Can you read me? – Book Antiqua
    • 16. Can you read me? – Bookman old style
    • 17. Can you read me? - Cambria
    • 18. Can you read me? - Calibri
    • 19. Can you read me? – Century
    • 20. Can you read me? – Garamond
    ….and many more!
  • 21. 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
  • 22. Good
    Good
    Bad
    Bad
    Good
    Bad
    Good
    Bad
    Bad
    Good
    Use Contrasting Colors
  • 23. 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
  • 24. 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
  • 25. 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
  • 26. Useful Links
    Getting Started with Powerpoint :Video demonstrations
    Improve your PowerPoint skills :Support Guide (.pdf)
    Presentations for the UoM
    MBS templates
  • 27. 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

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