Effective PowerPoint
10 top tips for
designing and
presenting great
slide shows
1. Keep the points simple
• If it is a book or report look for the contents page. Identify
any chapters that you think may...
2. Keep the background simple
• Keeps a clear, clean design
2. Keep the background simple
Keeps a clear, clean design
Avoids distractions
2. Keep the background simple
• Keeps a clear, clean design
• Avoids distractions
• Allows good contrast
2. Keep the background simple
• Keeps a clear, clean design
• Avoids distractions
• Allows good contrast
• Prevents confus...
2. Keep the background simple
• Keeps a clear, clean design
• Avoids distractions
• Allows good contrast
• Prevents confus...
3. Keep the text clear
• 24 pt minimum
• 36-44 pt for heading
• Contrast colours
18 point
20 point
24 point
28 point
36 po...
3. Keep the text clear
• 24 point minimum
• 40-44 for heading
• Contrast colours
• Don’t use black on white
3. Keep the text clear
• 24 point minimum
• 40-44 for heading
• Contrast colours
• Don’t use black on white
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  • Explain that bottom three points say the same thing as the top point. Only quotes should be typed out in full (although a sound file would be better).
  • Explain that B&W is worst colour combination for people with Dyslexia. Pale colours can still be used effectively as next few slides show (slide 12 has a simple gradient if you want to make it a bit more interesting)
  • Effective PPT

    1. 1. Effective PowerPoint 10 top tips for designing and presenting great slide shows
    2. 2. 1. Keep the points simple • If it is a book or report look for the contents page. Identify any chapters that you think maybe of particular relevance and focus on them. Again start from the introduction or the conclusions. You can find your way through a chapter or section by using the subheadings. • Use the contents page • Start with introductions and conclusions • Use subheadings
    3. 3. 2. Keep the background simple • Keeps a clear, clean design
    4. 4. 2. Keep the background simple Keeps a clear, clean design Avoids distractions
    5. 5. 2. Keep the background simple • Keeps a clear, clean design • Avoids distractions • Allows good contrast
    6. 6. 2. Keep the background simple • Keeps a clear, clean design • Avoids distractions • Allows good contrast • Prevents confusion
    7. 7. 2. Keep the background simple • Keeps a clear, clean design • Avoids distractions • Allows good contrast • Prevents confusion • Avoid PowerPoint’s own templates
    8. 8. 3. Keep the text clear • 24 pt minimum • 36-44 pt for heading • Contrast colours 18 point 20 point 24 point 28 point 36 point 40 point 44 point Good Bad Bad Good Good Bad Bad Good Bad Good Good Bad Bad Good Good Bad
    9. 9. 3. Keep the text clear • 24 point minimum • 40-44 for heading • Contrast colours • Don’t use black on white
    10. 10. 3. Keep the text clear • 24 point minimum • 40-44 for heading • Contrast colours • Don’t use black on white

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