Powerpoint Design Simple Rules

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Simple Design Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

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  • Powerpoint Design Simple Rules

    1. 1. PowerPoint Design Simple Rules By Robert Mahoney
    2. 2. Backgrounds <ul><li>Do not use </li></ul><ul><li>PowerPoint’s </li></ul><ul><li>built-in backgrounds </li></ul><ul><li>BORING! </li></ul>Background courtesy of www.maniactive.com
    3. 3. Use Text Sparingly <ul><li>Dow plummets over 5000 points </li></ul><ul><li>Financial crisis looms </li></ul><ul><li>Wild ride for many on Wall Street </li></ul>Compare this slide…
    4. 4. 5000 Points Wall Street in for a wild ride … to this slide
    5. 5. Use Pictures <ul><li>Pollution threatens wildlife </li></ul><ul><li>Exxon Valdez oil spill covered 3167 miles of coastline </li></ul><ul><li>Cleanup costs of the Exxon Valdez spill were $2 billion dollars </li></ul><ul><li>10.8 million gallons spilled </li></ul><ul><li>500,000 birds lost </li></ul>OR…
    6. 6. 10,800,000 gallons spilled 500,000 birds killed
    7. 7. Avoid Sounds <ul><li>Avoid Sounds like lasers </li></ul><ul><li>Typewriters </li></ul><ul><li>Applause </li></ul>
    8. 8. Reduce Animations Excessive Animation STOP
    9. 9. Be Unique
    10. 10. Align Graphics The graphic should lead your eye into the text Wrong
    11. 11. Align Graphics The graphic should lead your eye into the text Correct
    12. 12. Communication <ul><li>Use Logic (Logos) </li></ul><ul><li>Be Credible (Ethos) </li></ul><ul><li>Use Emotion (Pathos) </li></ul>
    13. 13. You are the Presenter Do not let your PowerPoint take center stage

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