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PowerPoint Guide

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  • 1. DESIGNFONTCOLORTEXT/CONTENTCITATIONSEXTRASPRACTICE MAKES PERFECTYour guide to PowerPoint…Some tips & tricks to make a PowerPoint that says, “Wow!”Created by Benjamin Hanley (4/2013)
  • 2. Step 1: DESIGN Choose from templates Choose from color palette Choose from images Choose from the webKey tips & tricks: BE CONSISTENT. Use design for every slide. BE PROFESSIONAL. Use design to match your topic. BE UNIQUE. Use design to stand out.
  • 3. Step 2: FONTKey tips & tricks BE CLEAR BE CLEAN BE CONSISTENT BE AWARE OF YOUR AUDIENCERemember: They have to read from far away!TypeTypeTypeTypeTypeStyle StyleStyleStyleStyleSizeSizeSizeSizeSize
  • 4. Step 3: COLORKey tips & tricks BE CONSISTENT BE BOLD BE PROFESSIONAL BE AWARE OF YOUR AUDIENCEThis will be viewed far away & on a larger screen!COLORCOLORCOLORCOLORCOLORCOLORBACKGROUNDBACKGROUNDBACKGROUND
  • 5. Step 4: TEXT/CONTENTKey tips & tricks BE CLEAR BE CONCISE BE EFFECTIVE BE AWARE OF YOUR AUDIENCE Text ideas: It supports your presentation It creates understanding of your topic It demonstrates key ideas & facts Include quotes (cite!), brief facts/ideas Check your spelling & grammar NO SENTENCES – This is a presentation; not your paper.
  • 6. Step 5: CITATIONSKey tips & tricks: BE CONSISTENT BE COMPLETE BE PROFESSIONAL Follow your chosen citation format.All images, audiovisual files, and quotesshould be cited either on the same slide or on afinal slide.
  • 7. Step 6: EXTRASKey tips & tricksInsert graphics: Tables, charts, graphsInsert images: SmartArt, Clip Art, web artInsert audiovisual: Audio file, videos, mediaAnimation (graphics/text): It should help & not hinder your point. Make it fun & useful; not distracting. Transition (slides): Point is to move the presentation along. Be aware of your audience.
  • 8. Practice makes perfectPRACTICEPRACTICEPRACTICEAlways practice your presentation.See how the slides work.See how the animations, videos, or images work.Find any mistakes. Make changes.This is your chance to make the presentation that says,“Wow!”

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