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    • Effective PowerPoint Presentations
      By Drew Herrmann
    • These tips will help you outline your PowerPoint:
      Plan out your overall goal of presentation
      Research your topic and use sources
      Understand the audience you are presenting to
      Practice and time your presentation
      Plan Carefully to Create and Effective Presentation
      -You should first plan and outline the presentation before adding content
      Outlining
    • Use The Slide Master
      Using Slide Layouts
      Helps you save time and effort
      Formatting to the slide master automatically updates to the rest of your slides
      Creates a professional and consistent presentation while allowing some variety and creativity
      For example: add a company logo to the slide master and it will appear on all slides
      Create your own slides
      You can also customize your own slides
      Use a blank slide to create your own unique slide
    • Effective Use of Images
      Pros of effective imagery
      Cons of misusing images
      Images can be a distraction
      Too many pictures hinders your audience from understanding the key points
      Clip-Art
      Avoid using cliché Clip Art that many people have already seen
      Adds visual interest for audience
      Adding images will keep your audience engaged
      Explain abstract points
      Images help your audience understand your point
      Adds information to the text
      Explaining some information through images can be better than text
    • Designing Your Slides
      Standardize
      Have consistent design, positions, colors, styles, effects and transitions.
      Colors should contrast
      Limit Information
      Include only necessary essential information to avoid clutter
      Text
      Should be about 7 words per line, no more than 7 lines a slide
      Font size 18-48, larger font for more important information
      Avoid fancy fonts, abbreviations and acronyms
      Graphics
      Should enhance, compliment and balance the slide, not overwhelm
      No more than two graphics per slide
    • Adding Audio and Video Effectively
      Video helps your audience understand key points and reignite attention if your topic is boring
    • Summary
      Three key guidelines to work by that will help you cover everything that should go into a good PowerPoint:
      Grab Viewers Attention
      Includes an effective design and theme, with audio video and graphics that emphasize key points
      Clearly Communicate Information
      Plan and outline what you will discuss
      Use different slides to convey material
      Use page notes to help you present
      Stay in Control of your Presentation
      Use the tools available to you
      Preview your presentation to know what your audience will see
    • Sources
      Krieger, Stephanie. Professional Document Consultant. “12 tips for creating better PowerPoint presentations”.
      Retrieved September 6th 2011 from http://www.microsoft.com/atwork/skills/presentations.aspx
      Montecino, Virginia. Computer Science teacher at George Mason University. “Creating an Effective PowerPoint Presentation”. Retrieved September 6th 2011 from http://mason.gmu.edu/~montecin/powerpoint.html
      Wax, Dustin. Editor and project manager at lifehack.org. “10 Tips for More Effective PowerPoint Presentations” Retrieved September 6th 2011 from http://www.lifehack.org/articles/technology/10-tips-for-more-effective-powerpoint-presentations.html
      “How to create an Awesome PowerPoint presentation”. Uploaded by mattedmundson. Retrieved September 6th 2011 from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gNG0etmnwuk