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Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
Tips for Effective Presentations
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Tips for Effective Presentations

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Tips and tricks on how to create a more effective powerpoint presentation

Tips and tricks on how to create a more effective powerpoint presentation

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  • 1. POWERPOINT PRESENTATION DON‟Ts
  • 2. YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING… DO
  • 3. Choose Serif fonts like Times New Roman They are harder to read on a screen
  • 4. Use san-serif fonts like Ariel, Gil Sans, or Century Gothic They are easier on the eye DO
  • 5. Underline words for emphasis People mistake these for hyperlinks and they are harder to read.
  • 6. Vary a font‟s size, or color for or group words together * DO *Butavoiddoingitallononeslide
  • 7. Use visually complex fonts Especially a variety of them
  • 8. Choose easy to read fonts & Stay in a font family DO
  • 9. Use fonts that are smaller than 24 points Any smaller and it can‟t be read easily from a distance
  • 10. Back up about 2 feet Watch your presentation See if you can read everything DO
  • 11. with every new slide Overload the viewer Change colors
  • 12. Choose a color palette & layout style And stick with it DO
  • 13. 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?
  • 14. Choose only key points to highlight Follow a 7 words / 6 lines guideline Make every slide matter DO
  • 15. Use visually complex backgrounds
  • 16. Use backgrounds that don‟t compete with the message
  • 17. Go crazy with sound effects and animations* *Imagine many things spinning & whizzing around on the page
  • 18. Change the pace by adding relevant video and website links* DO *Just make sure you‟ve loaded those pages ahead of time
  • 19. Include werds that are spellled incorractly Include incorrect information
  • 20. Check your spelling Proofread each slide Make sure all information is correct DO
  • 21. Overload slides with images Copy and paste images from the Internet
  • 22. Choose images that match your message DO p.s. That„s jazz great Dizzy Gillespie looking for the right picture
  • 23. Simply read off the screen
  • 24. Practice ahead of time Make notes for reference Look at the audience DO
  • 25. 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
  • 26. 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
  • 27. THAT’S IT! THANKS FOR WATCHING! Created by K. Covintree Fall 2010

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