Principles of
PowerPoint Design
     Tips on how to think like a designer

      Readability Improvements


              ...
Isn’t this the kind of slide
   that you would like to
 look at in a presentation
   for an hour or more?
     Bad Color S...
Backgrounds with Images
and small amount of text
Textured backgrounds may
interfere with the readability of the
  text / images that may be on the
     slide and disrupt t...
•People tend to put every word they are
planning to say on their PowerPoint slides
•This eliminates the need to memorize y...
1. Stand Properly
                     2. Take a deep breath




Alignment… best is text to left
In learning to sing, your
first concern fending off
objects thrown from the
audience

 Creating an order of importance
Grouping, not random
For text, use the formula--- font size times 2
       This is the distance that the audience will be able
to see the font ...
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Principles Of Power Point Design- Readability Improvement

  1. 1. Principles of PowerPoint Design Tips on how to think like a designer Readability Improvements John Consultant Presentation Skills Fallon
  2. 2. Isn’t this the kind of slide that you would like to look at in a presentation for an hour or more? Bad Color Schemes
  3. 3. Backgrounds with Images and small amount of text
  4. 4. Textured backgrounds may interfere with the readability of the text / images that may be on the slide and disrupt the entire message. Textured Backgrounds
  5. 5. •People tend to put every word they are planning to say on their PowerPoint slides •This eliminates the need to memorize your talk •Ultimately this makes your slides over crowded, wordy and boring •You will lose your audience’s attention before you even reach the bottom of your first slide Spread out content by adjusting the paragraph spacing
  6. 6. 1. Stand Properly 2. Take a deep breath Alignment… best is text to left
  7. 7. In learning to sing, your first concern fending off objects thrown from the audience Creating an order of importance
  8. 8. Grouping, not random
  9. 9. For text, use the formula--- font size times 2 This is the distance that the audience will be able to see the font on the screen Font Size 44 times 2 = 88 feet For graphics (screen), use the formula--- screen size times 8 This is the distance that the audience will be able to see the graphics on the screen Graphic (screen) size 6 ft. times 8 = 48 feet Font / Graphic Size
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