How to Make a Great Presentation

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Simple steps to making great PowerPoint or Keynote presentations.

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  • How to Make a Great Presentation

    1. 1. How to Make a GreatPowerPoint Presentationwww.BradleyHayden.com 1
    2. 2. Get the Content RightPut the main idea at the topFocus on what the audience needs to knowBe message & issue orientedSet-up the take-away messagesTarget the critical data only 2
    3. 3. Apply a Rhetorical Strategy The structure tells a story Slide order shows a logic Must-know information? Nice-to-know information? Knowledge vs. distraction? Think + Feel + Act = Results 3
    4. 4. Limit the Amount of Text 6-8 words per line 6-8 lines per slide Use all CAPS sparingly Test readability by standing 6’ from screen 4
    5. 5. Look ProfessionalSan-serif fonts (easier to read than serif ones)24 points or largerLarger fonts & different colors for headings1 (at most 2) fonts per presentationUnderline or bold for emphasis--not italicsLight on dark for readabilityPage numbers 5
    6. 6. Create Powerful GraphicsConsistent, subtlebackgroundsLimited textClean spacesSimilar graphicsthroughoutOnly 1 or 2 per slide 6
    7. 7. Color for Effect Limit the number of colors Use only for emphasis & flow Use with shading for better results Avoid “painful” combinations Colors projected may not be same on-screen Thin colored lines in graphs will disappear 7
    8. 8. Present like a Pro Check grammar & spelling Don’t read -- instead, take the lead Alleviate audience FUDs Fears Uncertainties Doubts Introduce - then present - then review Use a wireless mouse Move & gesture Restrain the laser pointer 8
    9. 9. And Rise above the Restwww.bradleyhayden.com 9

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