Effective Powerpoint Presentations

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Effective Powerpoint Presentations

  1. 1. ...and what NOT to do
  2. 2. <ul><li>Introduction of topics </li></ul><ul><li>Outline your presentation </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>Are bad because they distract people when they are driving </li></ul><ul><li>Because they keep people from having real face to face discussions, and especially when people are with other people, they don’t pay attention to what the person is saying. </li></ul><ul><li>Waste money </li></ul><ul><li>People use them in class, cause disruptions </li></ul><ul><li>They are thought to cause brain cancer because of the radiation they emit </li></ul><ul><li>Even little kids have them </li></ul>
  4. 6. <ul><li>I like cell phones, and think they are cool! </li></ul>
  5. 8. <ul><li>Remember....You are the presentation....not your slides!!!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Your presentation should not be a distraction </li></ul><ul><li>Common Distractions: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Bright colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strange font </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Too many graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sounds and animations </li></ul></ul>
  6. 9. <ul><li>Use large enough font! </li></ul><ul><li>Include only necessary information </li></ul><ul><li>Use main points, not sentences/paragraphs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Approximately 6 words/line, 6 lines/slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>RULE: LESS is MORE!!! </li></ul></ul>
  7. 10. <ul><li>Titles </li></ul><ul><li>Not too many graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Be CONSISTANT! (design, background, color) </li></ul><ul><li>EMPHASIS can be shown using different text color(key words) or size </li></ul><ul><li>Use contrast( text and background ) </li></ul>
  8. 11. <ul><li>Do’s: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know your part of the presentation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Know when to switch slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Stick to talking about the present slide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Speak loudly and clearly (you are the focus) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Use your slides to stay focused </li></ul></ul>
  9. 12. <ul><li>Don’ts: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Read off the slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jump back and forth between slides </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Rely on your slides to give all the information </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Forget to see how your </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>audience is responding </li></ul></ul>
  10. 13. <ul><li>....Make it interesting!!!! </li></ul>

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