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Simple Design Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Simple Design Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

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