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Effective PowerPoint Presentations Jennie Ewert Beaverton High School (989) 246-3336
Fonts <ul><li>Select san serif fonts </li></ul><ul><li>No smaller than 24 points </li></ul><ul><li>Each page should have a...
Font Examples <ul><li>72 point </li></ul><ul><li>36 point </li></ul><ul><li>24 point </li></ul><ul><li>Serif </li></ul><ul...
Fonts <ul><li>Use the 6 x 6 rule for bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Use contrast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark text on light...
Graphics & Design <ul><li>Keep the background consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the background subtle </li></ul><ul><li>Ke...
Background Example <ul><li>Can you read this text on the animated background? </li></ul>
Graphics & Design <ul><li>Use clipart sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same style graphic throughout </li></ul><ul><li>...
Color <ul><li>Limit the number of colors on a single screen </li></ul><ul><li>Use no more than four colors on a chart </li...
Remember Design Principles <ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Pro...
General Presentation <ul><li>Check spelling and grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Do not read the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>G...
General Presentation <ul><li>Use a wireless mouse </li></ul><ul><li>If sound effects are used, wait until sound finishes b...
General Presentation <ul><li>Practice before you present </li></ul><ul><li>Show up early to test equipment </li></ul><ul><...
General Presentation <ul><li>Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the audience...
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  1. 1. Effective PowerPoint Presentations Jennie Ewert Beaverton High School (989) 246-3336
  2. 2. Fonts <ul><li>Select san serif fonts </li></ul><ul><li>No smaller than 24 points </li></ul><ul><li>Each page should have a title </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same font on all pages </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid italicized fonts </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 6-8 words per line </li></ul>
  3. 3. Font Examples <ul><li>72 point </li></ul><ul><li>36 point </li></ul><ul><li>24 point </li></ul><ul><li>Serif </li></ul><ul><li>San Serif </li></ul>
  4. 4. Fonts <ul><li>Use the 6 x 6 rule for bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Use contrast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark text on light background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light text on dark background </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not use ALL CAPS except for titles </li></ul><ul><li>Test font by standing six feet from monitor </li></ul>
  5. 5. Graphics & Design <ul><li>Keep the background consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the background subtle </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the design clean and uncluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Limit number of transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid flashy or noisy animation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Background Example <ul><li>Can you read this text on the animated background? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Graphics & Design <ul><li>Use clipart sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same style graphic throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Limit number of graphics </li></ul><ul><li>All graphics should relate to the presentation </li></ul>
  8. 8. Color <ul><li>Limit the number of colors on a single screen </li></ul><ul><li>Use no more than four colors on a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Check all colors on a projection screen before presentation </li></ul>
  9. 9. Remember Design Principles <ul><li>Contrast </li></ul><ul><li>Repetition </li></ul><ul><li>Alignment </li></ul><ul><li>Proximity </li></ul>
  10. 10. General Presentation <ul><li>Check spelling and grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Do not read the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Give a brief overview at start, present information, review important points </li></ul><ul><li>Have bulleted items appear one at a time </li></ul>
  11. 11. General Presentation <ul><li>Use a wireless mouse </li></ul><ul><li>If sound effects are used, wait until sound finishes before speaking </li></ul><ul><li>If content is complex, give audience handouts </li></ul><ul><li>Do not turn your back to the audience </li></ul>
  12. 12. General Presentation <ul><li>Practice before you present </li></ul><ul><li>Show up early to test equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off screen savers and power management </li></ul>Practice Practice Practice
  13. 13. General Presentation <ul><li>Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the audience with contact information if they have questions </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid dark backgrounds if presenting in a poorly-lit room </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid light backgrounds if presenting in well-lit room </li></ul>
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