1. Do not type outeverything you plan to say. If they can just read it, whyshould they listen to you?
2. Use one main pointper slide. This keeps your audience from reading ahead and tuning you out.
3. • Use about 6 words per bullet• Or just don’t use them
4. No one likes a presentationthat’s hard to read.
5. Fonts to avoid: TahomaMicrosoft Sans Serif Arial Verdana Courier New Times New Roman Trebuchet MSLucida Console Comic Sans
6. Don’t let your visual aidbecome a visual pain.
7. Use a color scheme.www.colourlovers.com
8. But not anobnoxious one.
9. Also, avoid standardtemplates. They are both boring and ugly.
10. Real pictures arebetter than Clip Art. But be mindful ofcopyright: search for royalty-free photo websites.
11. Don’t make your audience wish they brought some Dramamine.
12. Use animations sparingly.
13. Transitions are meant to get smoothly fromone point to another.Try not to make them too distracting.
14. You want theaudience to stay with you, not get lost in your slides.
15. Use clearsignposts foryour points.
16. At the end of yourpresentation, recap the main points.
17. At the end of the day, it’s you who makes thepresentation great and memorable!
18. • “Steal This Presentation” by Jesse Desjardins http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/steal-this-presentation-5038209• “You Suck at PowerPoint!” by Jesse Desjardins http://www.slideshare.net/jessedee/you-suck-at- powerpoint?from=ss_embed• “Top 5 Worst Things to Do in a PowerPoint Presentation” by Brian Nelson http://www.trainsignal.com/blog/improve-your-powerpoint- presentation• Photos by David Castillo Dominici, via FreeDigitalPhotos.net• http://www.colourlovers.com/palettes/most-loved/all-time/meta• “PowerPoint Bullet Points: Do We Need Them?” by Paula Crerar http://www.brainshark.com/ideas-blog/brainshark- articles/2012/January/PowerPoint-Bullet-Points-Do-we-need- them.aspx