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THE ‘HOW TO’ FOR AN
EFFECTIVE
PRESENTATION
By: Courtney Zirkel
Simplicity


Less is more
 Limit

word use
 No paragraphs


Grab audience attention
 Theme
 Graphics
 Balance
 Flo...
Color Harmony
Analogous
Colors next to each other
on the color wheel.

Complimentary
Colors opposite on the
color wheel.

...
Clip Art/Pictures
Illustrations


Avoid ‘cartoony’ look

Photographs



Look professional
Guide audience
Shapes/WordArt





Appropriate font, color and shape
Legible
Balance
Guidance
Font
Serif



Sans-serif

Formal & professional
Title




Modern & clean
Textbox

Both
 Proper size and color (able t...
Summary





Less is more
Keep constant theme
Compliment slides appropriately
Balance & Flow
Sources
Bates Information & Library Services (2011) PowerPoint: Presentation Tips
(http://www.bates.edu/ils/2011/how-do-i/...
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  1. 1. THE ‘HOW TO’ FOR AN EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION By: Courtney Zirkel
  2. 2. Simplicity  Less is more  Limit word use  No paragraphs  Grab audience attention  Theme  Graphics  Balance  Flow
  3. 3. Color Harmony Analogous Colors next to each other on the color wheel. Complimentary Colors opposite on the color wheel. Nature Colors based off nature. Saturation Level of color and ‘transparency’
  4. 4. Clip Art/Pictures Illustrations  Avoid ‘cartoony’ look Photographs   Look professional Guide audience
  5. 5. Shapes/WordArt     Appropriate font, color and shape Legible Balance Guidance
  6. 6. Font Serif   Sans-serif Formal & professional Title   Modern & clean Textbox Both  Proper size and color (able to read from distance)  What mood are you creating?  Does it match with theme?
  7. 7. Summary     Less is more Keep constant theme Compliment slides appropriately Balance & Flow
  8. 8. Sources Bates Information & Library Services (2011) PowerPoint: Presentation Tips (http://www.bates.edu/ils/2011/how-do-i/software/powerpoint-presentation-tips/ Clip Art Color Matters (2012) Basic Color Theory (http://www.colormatters.com/color-anddesign/basic-color-theory) Paradi, D. (2014) 10 How to Select and Use Fonts on Presentation Slides (http://www.thinkoutsidetheslide.com/how-to-select-and-use-fonts-on-presentation-slides/) Pinola, M. (2013) How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? (http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-make-my-powerpoint-presentations-amazing-507552122) Reynolds, G. (2013) Top Ten Slide Tips (http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/) UPenn (n/a) PowerPoint Dos and Don’ts (http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/workshops/biomed/ppt/dodont.html)
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