Fill up the screen with
lots and lots information written in sentence form. Or even bullet after bullet after bullet. The visuals in your presentation should help guide your speaking, not replace it. People can read faster than they can speak, and they don‟t want to hear you just read from the slides. Plus, the more you put on a slide, the smaller the text will get and the smaller the text gets, the harder it is to read. Then, you will annoy your audience as they try to follow along, but falter in their attempts. An annoyed audience is not a happy audience and an unhappy audience won‟t really give you the attention your hard and carefully researched presentation deserves. In other words, did you really read all of this? Would you expect your audience to?
Forget to review your main
points Choose easy to read fonts & backgrounds Follow the same color scheme & layout throughout Use animation, sound, & images with care Proofread and spellcheck each slide Review your slideshow from a distance & practice Credit your sources
Web Resources Credit your sources*
1. Colourlovers.com – great for finding color palettes 2. Flickr.com – find free images open to public use 3. Slideshare.net – see how others approach the same idea DO *Images can be sited throughout the presentation or on the very last slide Huber, Elaine. “PPT Dos and Don‟ts.” accessed Oct. 25, 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/elainehub er/ppts-dos-and-donts. Desjardins, Jesse. “Steal this presentation.” accessed Oct. 22, 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/GlobalGos sip/ steal-this-presentation-5038209. Marcello, Tom. “Dizzy Gillespie – contact sheet.” accessed Oct. 26, 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommarcello/43 5710613/in/faves-78239079@N00/. Works Used & Consulted