Essentials of PowerPoint Creation and Presentation Tips
General Tips <ul><li>Create the skeleton   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard first   </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose...
General Tips <ul><li>KISS –Keep It Simple and Short </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the text concise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li...
Font and Color <ul><li>Use a Font type and size that is readable from a distance  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can your audience ...
Font and Color <ul><li>Format text different from background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 1 color for background </li></ul></...
General Tips <ul><li>Grammar is important!!!!  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use small words and sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
General Tips <ul><li>Follow the 6 X 6 rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 words per line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 lines per s...
General Tips <ul><li>Under 50  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 50 words per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less is be...
General Tips <ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the same slide design or layout throughout </li></ul></ul><ul...
Graphic Tips <ul><li>Use for enhancement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One or two per slide is plenty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>S...
Graphic Tips <ul><li>KISS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it simple and sweet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many can overwhelm...
Graphic Tips <ul><li>Relevant to topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use only the graphics that will enhance the presentation topi...
Presentation Tips <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proofread slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the slides convey w...
Presentation Tips <ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run through your presentation before presenting it to the audienc...
Presentation Tips <ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes view to have your speech in front of you </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
Storyboard <ul><li>Rough sketch of each slide </li></ul>
Storyboard <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State the...
Storyboard <ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will this be presented to or who will view the slideshow </li></ul><...
Storyboard <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text, images, and other objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should emphasi...
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Essentials Of Power Point

  1. 1. Essentials of PowerPoint Creation and Presentation Tips
  2. 2. General Tips <ul><li>Create the skeleton </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Storyboard first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Purpose </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Intended audience </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul></ul></ul>
  3. 3. General Tips <ul><li>KISS –Keep It Simple and Short </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Make the text concise </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>One idea per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep bullets to a minimum </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep remarks short and to the point </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep audience wanting to hear more </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Font and Color <ul><li>Use a Font type and size that is readable from a distance </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Can your audience read this? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>28 point font is the minimum </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Font and Color <ul><li>Format text different from background </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 1 color for background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 1 color for title and highlighting </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use 1 color for text </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use contrasting colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. General Tips <ul><li>Grammar is important!!!! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use small words and sentences </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the same tense throughout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use strong verbs </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use few prepositions, adverbs, and adjectives </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. General Tips <ul><li>Follow the 6 X 6 rule </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 words per line </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>6 lines per slide </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. General Tips <ul><li>Under 50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>No more than 50 words per slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Less is better </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Phrases work </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. General Tips <ul><li>Be consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the same slide design or layout throughout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use the same font throughout </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use all capital letters except for titles </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Graphic Tips <ul><li>Use for enhancement </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One or two per slide is plenty </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should convey over all impression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many can overwhelm the message </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Are they appropriate for the presentation? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Graphic Tips <ul><li>KISS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it simple and sweet </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many can overwhelm your audience </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ones that don’t fit the presentation distract the audiences attention </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Graphic Tips <ul><li>Relevant to topic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Use only the graphics that will enhance the presentation topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t use graphic just to use graphics </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. Presentation Tips <ul><li>Prepare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Proofread slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do the slides convey what you want them too? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Can the text be read from a distance? </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. Presentation Tips <ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Run through your presentation before presenting it to the audience </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Presentation Tips <ul><li>Print </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Notes view to have your speech in front of you </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t read from the notes or slides </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Storyboard <ul><li>Rough sketch of each slide </li></ul>
  17. 17. Storyboard <ul><li>Purpose </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the purpose of the slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>State the objectives </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize content </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Storyboard <ul><li>Audience </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Who will this be presented to or who will view the slideshow </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify characteristics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Determine appropriate language </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Children will require a different vocabulary than adults </li></ul></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Storyboard <ul><li>Content </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Text, images, and other objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Should emphasize key points </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spread over several slides </li></ul></ul>
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