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  • 1. Death By PowerPoint (and how to avoid it)
  • 2. How often have you watched aPowerPoint presentation that made you feel like this?
  • 3. Here’s some ideas of how to do it and things to avoid
  • 4. Try using simplebackground templates like this…
  • 5. Or this...
  • 6. They’re more interesting than thestandard PowerPoint templates and they’re free! See for more or google ‘free PowerPoint templates’ and see what you can find!
  • 7. • Don’t put too much information on to oneslide. Put one main point and talk around itrather than reading out the slide. Peopleread faster than you speak so showingthem a slide of all the information makesyour presence obsolete!• Plus, your audience won’t even belistening to you, they will be too busy tryingto read all of the information before theslide progresses! • See, it’s difficult isn’t it?!
  • 8. Don’t use too many colours or too manydifferent fonts!
  • 9. Keep things simple• Use only one or two large clearfonts throughout the presentation • Stick to only using one or two different colours
  • 10. Still paying attention?! Good…
  • 11. Make sure that your text is readable •Make it large enough – at least 40 pts.•Make sure the text is the right colour so it is visible over the background colour
  • 12. If the text colour is too similar to the background colour it is difficult to read!
  • 13. This doesn’t mean yourpresentation has to be boring! Add illustrations, photos and videos! Or even a
  • 14. How interesting hasthis presentation been? (click relevant button) Very! I’d like to watch it again! Not very interesting, to be honest
  • 15. You are now qualified tomake interesting PowerPoint presentations! The only things to remember are…
  • 16.  Find new interesting backgroundtemplatesStick to one or two fonts in one or twocoloursMake text big and boldMake it entertaining! Addphotos, pictures, quizzes and videos!Only add one point per slide – keep text to a minimum
  • 17. But most importantly….have with it!If you have any questions on preparingPowerPoint presentations or eLearning contact a member of the LRC/eLearning team