Making Good Ppt Presentations

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  • Making Good Ppt Presentations

    1. 1. Making Good PowerPoint Presentations By Julie and Karen
    2. 2. Outline <ul><li>Common mistakes in formatting a PowerPoint presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of Mistakes </li></ul><ul><li>Tips regarding the content of a presentation </li></ul>
    3. 3. Mistakes People Make <ul><li>Too small text </li></ul><ul><li>Too much text </li></ul><ul><li>Bad color choice </li></ul><ul><li>Moving or flying text and graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Fancy Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Overly complicated diagrams </li></ul>
    4. 4. Text Size <ul><li>The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (36 pt) </li></ul><ul><li>The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (32 pt) </li></ul><ul><li>The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (24 pt) </li></ul><ul><li>The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (18 pt) </li></ul>
    5. 5. Too much text <ul><li>Ozone: Greenhouse gas </li></ul><ul><li>Carbon Dioxide: May affect ozone layer recovery </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone is also a greenhouse gas in the upper atmosphere and, therefore, plays a role in Earth's climate. The increases in primary greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide , may affect how the ozone layer recovers in coming years. </li></ul>
    6. 6. Poor Color Choice <ul><li>This is hard to read </li></ul><ul><li>This hard too </li></ul><ul><li>This is Impossible </li></ul><ul><li>Light color against dark backgrounds are very hard on the eyes </li></ul>
    7. 7. Moving and Flying Text <ul><li>Ozone has a complicated chemistry </li></ul><ul><li>It is formed by NOx and VOCs </li></ul><ul><li>Troposphere Ozone is harmful </li></ul>
    8. 8. Fancy Transitions
    9. 9. Hot Air Balloons
    10. 10. Diagrams
    11. 11. Diagrams
    12. 12. Tips to Making Good PowerPoints <ul><li>Keep backgrounds the same </li></ul><ul><li>Use dark text and light background </li></ul><ul><li>Skip fancy transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Skip fancy animations and flying text </li></ul><ul><li>Have a good balance of text and graphics </li></ul>
    13. 13. More Tips <ul><li>DO NOT use sentences or paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>Make graphs and figures large </li></ul><ul><li>3- 6 bullets per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Spend between 30sec- 2min per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Face the audience, NOT the screen </li></ul>
    14. 14. Content problems <ul><li>Poor Preparation- little thought given to the structure of the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of Balance of Slide Elements- all text no graphics, or vice versa </li></ul><ul><li>Using PowerPoint as a crutch instead of a tool </li></ul>
    15. 15. Tips on Content <ul><li>Keep all information concise and to the point </li></ul><ul><li>Make sure all diagrams and graphics are meaningful </li></ul><ul><li>Start with an Outline slide </li></ul><ul><li>End with a Summary or Conclusion slide </li></ul>
    16. 16. Summary <ul><li>Keep the presentation simple </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid unnecessary sounds and animations </li></ul><ul><li>Keep information well organized </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT read from your slides verbatim </li></ul><ul><li>Remind your audience of key points at the end of the presentation </li></ul>

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