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  • 1. Design Tips for PowerPoint
    • 1 st –– Backgrounds – Templates
    • Best fonts
    • Bullets –– 6 is max
    • Content is king!
    • Words on a slide –– 25 or less
    • Images –– key
    • Content and layout provided by Professor Keri Stephens
  • 2. A picture is worth a thousand words PowerPoint more visual than written
  • 3. PowerPoint rules Templates & c o lor sch emes
  • 4.
    • Match the mood
    • Look professional
    Pick a good template
    • Don’t get the blues
      • medium blues
      • navy blue OK
  • 5. Bluesy templates – yikes! Blue diagonal Soaring Lock & key Azure
  • 6. Bright on dark Dark on bright GOOD GOOD GOOD EVIL EVIL EVIL Use high contrast colors
  • 7. Why high-contrast?
    • Your PC screen is hi-res
      • everything looks great
      • don’t trust it!
    • big displays “wash out” colors
    • always TEST on final equipment
    • alter template’s defaults as needed
  • 8. See for yourself
    • Which line is easier to read?
    • Which line is easier to read?
    Which line is easier to read? Which line is easier to read?
  • 9. Be font savvy
    • Serif bad
    • Times New Roman
    • New York
    • Courier
    • Sans serif good
    • Arial
    • Arial Black
    • Futura
    • Tahoma
  • 10. Which is easier to read? Once upon a time there lived a yellow bear named Pooh. He had a cat named Tigger and a law degree from Texas Tech. He was allergic to chocolate. Once upon a time there lived a yellow bear named Pooh. He had a cat named Tigger and a law degree from Texas Tech. He was allergic to chocolate. Less visual complexity Stronger lines
  • 11. Don’t waste bullets
    • use
    • no
    • more
    • than
    • 6
    • in a list
  • 12. Observe the limit
    • 25
    words per slide max More looks busy
  • 13. Avoid death by cheese…
    • Weird sound effects
    • Most transitions
    • Flying text
    • Strange animations
    • Bad clip-art
  • 14. Clip-art Hall of Shame
  • 15. Content is King!
    • Single phrases
    • Short lists
    • Questions for students
    • Quotes
    • Photographs
    • Video