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  • 1. Brent Martin Beaverton Rural School January 31, 2008 EFFECTIVE POWER POINT PRESENTATION
  • 2. Fonts
    • Use the 6 x 6 rule for bullet points
    • Use contrast
      • Dark text on light background
      • Light text on dark background
    • Do not use ALL CAPS except for titles
    • Test font by standing six feet from monitor
  • 3. Fonts
    • Select san serif fonts
    • No smaller than 24 points
    • Each page should have a title
    • Use the same font on all pages
    • Avoid italicized fonts
    • No more than 6-8 words per line
  • 4. Graphics & Design
    • Keep the background consistent
    • Keep the background subtle
    • Keep the design clean and uncluttered
    • Limit number of transition
    • Avoid flashy or noisy
    • animation
  • 5. Graphics & Design
    • Use clipart sparingly
    • Use the same style graphic
    • throughout
    • Limit number of graphics
    • All graphics should relate
    • to the presentation
  • 6. Color
    • Limit the number of colors
    • on a single screen
    • Use no more than
    • four colors on a chart
    • Check all colors on a
    • projection screen before
    • presentation
  • 7. General Presentation
    • Check spelling and grammar
    • Do not read the presentation
    • Give a brief overview at start, present information, review important points
    • Have bulleted items appear one at a time
  • 8. General Presentation
    • Practice before you present
    • Show up early to test equipment
    • Turn off screen savers and
    • power management
  • 9. General Presentation
    • Use a wireless mouse
    • If sound effects are used,
    • wait until sound finishes
    • before speaking
    • If content is complex,
    • give audience handouts
    • Do not turn your back to the audience
  • 10. General Presentation
    • Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you
    • Provide the audience with contact information if they have questions
    • Avoid dark backgrounds if presenting in a poorly-lit room
    • Avoid light backgrounds if presenting in well-lit room