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    • Power Point Etiquette
    • Colors
      • Use colors that are pleasing and easy on the eyes
      • Use contrasting colors
      • Dark background - Light font
      • Light background - Dark font
    • Fonts
      • Use common fonts – especially if you will show the presentation on a different computer
      • It might look like this on a different computer … 
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    • Font Size
      • Make sure your font is large enough to read from all areas of the room.
      • Keep text to a minimum --Say it short and sweet.
    • Slides
      • Keep slides attractive and professional looking. Distracting slides could take away from the content.
      • Examples of things to avoid:
      • too many transitions & animations
      • too many sound effects
      • too much clutter per slide
    • Preview Text Animations
      • Don’t use animations on text that enter “from the left.” It forces viewers to read the end of sentences first.
      • Keep it simple
          • “ stretch across” or “appear” rather than “crawl” or “swivel.”
          • Avoid loud and unpleasant sound effects that are distracting.
      • When making a professional presentation, avoid using “by letter” on long sentences like this one, especially with loud sounds.
      Preview Text Animations
    • Animation Effectiveness
      • Less is more . .
        • Use visual effects in small doses—if you emphasize everything, you emphasize nothing.
      • Consistency is crucial for more formal presentations. Stick with a familiar pattern so as not to jar your audience.
      • Consider your audience and the tone you want to convey. Save the wackier animation and sound effects for lighter presentations.
      • Experiment with the various effects until you understand what each one does, then use them selectively.
    • Remember…
      • Make presentations pleasing and interesting without over using transitions, sound, and animations.
      • Preview your presentation on the presentation equipment you plan to use.
      • Think of your audience…
          • Is your presentation one you would like to sit through?
    • Good luck! Enjoy using PowerPoint!