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Power Point Presentations

  1. 1. Designing Presentations Mr. Dooley
  2. 2. <ul><li>Remember what you know about presenting </li></ul><ul><li>Designing Slides </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Content </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Text </li></ul><ul><li>Slide Media </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Swept away by the technology, it is all too easy to spend all your effort on fine-tuning that ‘killer graphic’ and forget the basics of presenting such as </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell ‘em what you are going to tell ‘em </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell ‘em </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tell ‘em what you told ’em </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>“ Bad” PowerPoint presentations are memorable! </li></ul><ul><ul><li>How often have you tried to read paragraphs of text that whiz by as the presenter seems to be talking about something else entirely? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The reasons why these sorts of presentations make it to viewing is because the presenter does not view them from the audience’s perspective or they have done them quickly. </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Limit number of points per page </li></ul><ul><li>Limit amount of information </li></ul><ul><li>Concise </li></ul><ul><li>Points can </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Prompt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Illustrate ( for example… , here is one… , etc.) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Summarize ( the main features are… ) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Don’t use slides as lecture notes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Overviews </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concepts </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Processes </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Use large font ~ 24 point </li></ul><ul><li>Light text on a dark background & vice versa </li></ul><ul><li>High Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure it is easy to read by picking the right font type </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>Lewis, G. “Designing Presentations with PowerPoint.” <www2.warwick.ac.uk> © 2007, Accessed November 27, 2007. </li></ul>

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