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  • Designing Presentations Mr. Dooley
    • Remember what you know about presenting
    • Designing Slides
    • Slide Content
    • Slide Text
    • Slide Media
    • 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
      • Tell ‘em what you are going to tell ‘em
      • Tell ‘em
      • Tell ‘em what you told ’em
    • “ Bad” PowerPoint presentations are memorable!
      • How often have you tried to read paragraphs of text that whiz by as the presenter seems to be talking about something else entirely?
    • 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.
    • Limit number of points per page
    • Limit amount of information
    • Concise
    • Points can
      • Prompt
      • Illustrate ( for example… , here is one… , etc.)
      • Summarize ( the main features are… )
    • Don’t use slides as lecture notes
      • Overviews
      • Concepts
      • Processes
    • Use large font ~ 24 point
    • Light text on a dark background & vice versa
    • High Contrast
    • Make sure it is easy to read by picking the right font type
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    • Lewis, G. “Designing Presentations with PowerPoint.” <www2.warwick.ac.uk> © 2007, Accessed November 27, 2007.