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PowerPoint Guide

  1. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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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