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Effective Powerpoint

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

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