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Better PowerPoints

  1. 1. Creating better PowerPointwww.LCDing.Com
  2. 2. Diamond Vs. PowerPoint The 4 C’s of a Diamond The 4 C’s of a PowerPoint1. Color 1. Color2. Clarity 2. Clarity3. Carat 3. Carat4. Cut 4. Cut They are Same ! In both the cases garnishing enhances the beauty….
  3. 3. 1. Color Always use contrasting colors Not more than 2 Colors in the presentation Maximum 3 Colors
  4. 4. 2. Clarity ALL CAPITALS MEANS POOR CLARITY One font only- One font only-One font only Multiple fonts Irritate Viewers 786 Rule – 7 to 8 words per line…max 6 Lines Just …..One message per slide
  5. 5. 3.Carat – Nothing less than 30 Size matters! 36 fort size 32 font size 28 font size 20 Font Size Ensure a font size of 30 for presentation to audience
  6. 6. Test the font… Look at the slide from 6 feet distance It should be Clear 6 feet distance
  7. 7. 4.Cut The first version of PowerPoint was initially developed on 14 August 1984 by Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin of Forethought, Inc. of Sunnyvale, California. Originally designed for the Macintosh computer, the initial release was called "Presenter". In 1987, it was renamed to "PowerPoint" . Forethought was bought by Microsoft for $14 million USD ($26.2 million in present-day terms, and became Microsofts Graphics Business Unit, which continued to further develop the software.PowerPoint changed significantly with PowerPoint 97. Prior to PowerPoint 97, presentations were linear, always proceeding from one slide to the next. PowerPoint 2000 introduced a clipboard that could hold multiple objects at once. PowerPoint 2007 introduced a complete redesign of the user interface where commands could be found in the "ribbon," rather than in traditional menus. Cut it !
  8. 8. Same slide after Cut Journey of PowerPoint The first version - 14 August 1984 Robert Gaskins and Dennis Austin Designed for the Macintosh Initial release was called "Presenter". In 1987, renamed - "PowerPoint". Microsoft for $14 million 2007 - Complete redesign
  9. 9. A picture speaks a 1000 words! Lets do it Pictures are not fillers Cut it !
  10. 10. India shining…. A picture should speak thousand words.. else do not use apicture….
  11. 11. Garnishing the presentationwww.LCDing.Com
  12. 12. Audio and Video Use judiciously Ensure that the links are intact If the presentation is on another computer,ensure - Transfer media files Re-create Links
  13. 13. Animation Slide transition and animation should enhance not annoy Simple animations like appear and disappear to be preferred
  14. 14. KISS summary Keep It Short and SimpleRemember 4 C’s & Garnish Judiciously
  15. 15. www.LCDing.Com
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