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  • 1. Designing PowerPoint Presentations John Daley © 2007
  • 2. Overview• Overviews• Timing Dos• Design• Layout• Contrast• Lighting• Fonts• Visual animations• Sound effects # Don’ts
  • 3. Overviews# Don’t proceed without a plan• You might lose control.
  • 4. OverviewsOverview your presentation• Both your audience and you need a plan.
  • 5. Time# Don’t lose track of time.• Time flies…
  • 6. Time Plan for time• Your audience needs a clear and well paced message
  • 7. Slide Designs# Don’t choose Mmm.. water irrelevant fountains… designsE They are a distraction.
  • 8. Slide Designs The design principles ofChoose suspension bridges… your design mindfully What is your main message or theme?
  • 9. Slide Layout# Don’t overcrowd your layout# Layouts that are busy are difficult to absorb# A busy layout is hard to read It’s all too much!# Busy layouts are inconsiderate of audience needs# And chances are you won’t get through all the detail# And your audience will get annoyed and upset# And no-one gains from the presentation.
  • 10. Slide Layout Aah, that’s aProvide space better picture. in your layout• Let your audience consider your message.
  • 11. A good rule of thumb on layout… • Maximum four dot points • Per slide • Maximum four (or so) words • Per dot point
  • 12. Contrasts# Don’t use low contrasts• These are hard to read.• You might cause eye strain.
  • 13. ContrastsUse high contrasts• These are easy to read• Eyes can relax.
  • 14. In a dark room…Use light colour on a dark background
  • 15. In a well-lit room…Use dark colour on a light background
  • 16. Red and green…Great colour comboWorks for Rabbitohs supportersBUT# Tricky on the eyes. QuickTimeª and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture.
  • 17. If you want red and green… This combo works better Even Rabbitohs QuickTimeª and a supporters would agree GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture. But beware colour-blindness
  • 18. Fonts…# Don’t use fancy fonts# Don’t use too many fonts# Don’t use thin fonts
  • 19. Fonts…Use clean simple For example… fonts Times Arial Comic Sans Chalkboard Century Futura Geneva Gills Sans …
  • 20. Visual animations…# Don’t dazzle# Don’t overdo• Too much animation is a distraction.
  • 21. Visual Animations… Choose wisely Less is more! How will animation reinforce my message?
  • 22. Use visual animations… To make points appear one at a time Less is more! To gradually reveal a diagram or model step-by-step To make a point stand out.
  • 23. Code Meaning-Making Rules Process Genre Critical Literacy Primacy, relevance and permeabilityof all aspects to literacy and classroom approaches
  • 24. Sound Effects…# Don’t overdo it Maybe I overdid it with the gunshots, explosions and• Too much noise is a breaking glass… distraction# You don’t want your audience getting a headache…# Or rushed to hospital.
  • 25. Sound Effects… Choose wisely• How will sound effects reinforce my message? Check volume control
  • 26. Sound Effects… Use Sound Effects Sparingly To highlight Key points QuickTimeª and a GIF decompressor are needed to see this picture.

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