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PowerPoint "Do This; Don't Do That"

PowerPoint "Do This; Don't Do That"

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  • 1. Some Guidelines for Creating Strong Presentations Allison Fraiberg, Ph.D. University of Redlands 07.01.2013
  • 2. 1. General Considerations 2. Do This; Don’t Do That  Design, Format, and Organization  Creating Text  Graphics and Animation 3. Questions About Your Slides
  • 3.  Slides should enhance your talk, not replace it  Limit slides to essential info  Don’t read your slides  You are the star, not your slides
  • 4.  Design a template  Include title & agenda slide  Include “Questions?” slide  Use bland background with contrasting text colors  Standardize positions, colors, and styles  Create balanced slides DO
  • 5.  Use multiple backgrounds  Use very dark backgrounds  Use very bright text colors  Create endless variety DON’T
  • 6.  Use 18-48 point easy-to- read fonts  Use bulleted sentence fragments  Spell and punctuate correctly  Use colors that contrast with background  Be consistent with capitalization DO
  • 7.  Have more than 6-7 lines on a slide  Have more than 6-7 words on a line  Use complete sentences  Use abbreviations, acronyms, or all caps  Use unusual fonts DON’T
  • 8.  Enhance point with graphics  Use graphics to convey emotion  Balance slides with graphics  Animate to reveal points when relevant  Synthesize and highlight info from tables and graphs  Simplify! DO
  • 9.  Use more than two graphics per slide  Include graphics with incorrect tone  Let graphics overwhelm  Overanimate  Leave audience to figure out table & graph info DON’T
  • 10. Questions? Allison Fraiberg, Ph.D. University of Redlands 07.01.2013