Keys to a Successful
Presentation
By: Evie Boughton

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Evie's Com. App. Presentation (Based on Garr Reynolds' Top Ten Slide Tips)

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This purpose of the presentation is to illustrate 10 tips on how to make an original, successful PowerPoint presentation.

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  • Keep it simple. You want the positioning of your slide, as well as the background to reflect what you are trying to say without their being any clutter or confusion for the audience.
  • Make sure you limit the amount of bullet points you use. Generally, you should only put one idea per slide and then actually explain to the audience the point you want to make.
  • Limit the amount of animations you use, and when animations are used, keep it simple.
  • Using high-quality images and graphics adds to the seriousness of your presentation. There is nothing worse than cheesy clip-art! (And it’s tacky)
  • Having a theme is important, but don’t use the templates. People will get bored if every slide is exactly same, and if everyone’s presentation is the same because they used the same template. Be original!
  • Use appropriate charts! Do not put too much information on the screen; this will just confuse your audience.
  • A color scheme can make or break a presentation. Make sure the colors are tying the whole thing together. Also, be sure the colors are visible to the audience in the space you are presenting in.
  • The easiest font to read is a Sans Serif font. The audience needs to be able to easily read every word on your slide.
  • Using video or audio can be really neat in a presentation. It’s a great way to grab people’s attention again, and also make a point. People generally respond well to a video or audio clip.
  • This tool is for your benefit. By using the slide sorter, you are able to see how your presentation is progressing. You are also able to see the unified color schemes and themes to keep the consistency of your presentation.
  • Evie's Com. App. Presentation (Based on Garr Reynolds' Top Ten Slide Tips)

    1. 1. Keys to a Successful Presentation By: Evie Boughton http://www.flickr.com/photos/85 25214@N06/3080237878
    2. 2. Simplicity http://www.flickr.com/photos/45375656@N00/4771457922/
    3. 3. Limitations http://www.flickr.com/p hotos/dkshots/70244279 53/
    4. 4. Less Transitions http://www.flickr.com/photos/1492 2165@N00/270891582
    5. 5. High-Quality http://www.flickr.com/photos/2125 7461@N05/3574453502
    6. 6. Themes http://www.flickr.com/photos/ 23322134@N02/3171486362
    7. 7. Unique vs. Boring Presentations 3 Unique 2 Boring 1 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
    8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/5050992 5@N00/2494637281
    9. 9. Choosing fonts http://www.flickr.com/photos/85494010 @N00/43454184
    10. 10. Video/Audio http://www.flickr.com/photos/41864 721@N00/3289337255
    11. 11. Slide Sorter
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