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Creating more Powerful PowerPoint Presentations

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PowerPoint presentations can be more effective by following basic web design usability principles.

PowerPoint presentations can be more effective by following basic web design usability principles.

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  • 1. Putting TogetherMore Powerful PowerPoint Presentations! Courtney Mlinar Fall 2008
  • 2. Don’t focus onTechnology
  • 3. Focus onLearning
  • 4. Wired Generation:Constantly Connected
  • 5. Left brain + right brain Visual + Verbal
  • 6. Title = HeadlineMain Idea
  • 7. Tell a Story
  • 8. Avoid Overload
  • 9. Example: Teeny-Weeny Text All Over the Slide!• An essential component of facilitating learning is understanding learners.• Learning styles, attitudes, approaches of your audience vary greatly.• Take these differences into account when designing courses or presentations.• Doing is more important than knowing.• Find new ways to meet student’s needs for service, immediacy, interactivity.• Balance the entertainment interests of your audience with their educational needs.
  • 10. Understand Learning:• Style
  • 11. Understand Learning:• Style• Attitude
  • 12. Understand Learning• Style• Attitude• Approach
  • 13. Audience Needs:• Service• Immediacy• Interactivity
  • 14. Bite-sized Pieces
  • 15. Too Big of a Bite = too much information
  • 16. (Move Text Off-Screen) Narrate
  • 17. Text Alone Is Not SufficientAll the time!
  • 18. Use Words AndPictures
  • 19. Or UsePictures Alone:
  • 20. Or Use Text AsPictures:
  • 21. Who am I?
  • 22. Over 21
  • 23. Under 65
  • 24. What I Like:
  • 25. RemoveEverything
  • 26. That does not support TheMessage
  • 27. Use Contrast:
  • 28. Text:• Specific• Simple• Easy to Read
  • 29. Voice•Active•Informal•First Person
  • 30. Bullets•Easy to Read•Emphasize Points•Concise List
  • 31. Break Text into Multiple Pages
  • 32. Choose Font that Speaks:Arial Goudy Stout chickAt Least 32-point type size Palatino
  • 33. Less is MoreDon’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying! Don’t use a lengthy transcript of what you are saying!
  • 34. Remember your audience:
  • 35. Special
  • 36. Pressured
  • 37. Sheltered
  • 38. Informal
  • 39. Curious
  • 40. Appreciate you