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  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Audience are more receptive to spoken word.
  • Basic power point guidelines

    1. 1. Tips to make your presentations presentable
    2. 2.  Basic rules for presentation• Balance• Capitalization• Font• Text• SlideContent• Color Scheme• ClipArts and Graphics• Transitions and Animations
    3. 3.  Contrast is importantLight Foreground Dark ForegroundWrongCombination WrongCombination
    4. 4.  Dark text on a light background. Light text on a semi-dark background.The eye isattracted to thelight on thescreen.
    5. 5.  Stick with a single background. Don’t try to dazzle the audience with graphicsor style…but with the information. The medium is not the message.
    6. 6. • Do not center bullet points.• It makes the text ragged.• And hard to read and follow with your eyes.
    7. 7. • Generally, left-justify bullets.• This keeps things neat.• and easy to follow.
    8. 8. Centered graphics leave little room for text.
    9. 9. • Place graphics off-center.• More room for text.• Better balance.• More pleasing to the eye.• Left placement leads theeye to the text.
    10. 10.  AVOID ALL CAPS –VERY HARDTOREAD.This is an example ofcapitalizing the first letter.
    11. 11. Employ only a few… stick to familiar fontsStay away from gimmicky fonts unless fora theme.Keep type sizes consistent.
    12. 12.  Italics are more difficult to read. Use bold or colors when you want somewords to stand out. Font sizeEasy to read (18 pt)Easy to read (24 pt)Easy to read (32 pt)Easy to read (48 pt)
    13. 13. Having too much text on the screen candefeat the purpose of using PowerPoint.Theslides begin to look like a jumble of text,making slides difficult to read andunrecognizable from each other. People willeither try to read everything or copyeverything down or they will lose interest.List only the key points. If you have more infoto include use more slides or createhandouts.
    14. 14. One of the most commonmistakes in creating apresentation is to placetoo much information onthe screen.This can causethe reader to becomedistracted from thespeaker…just like you arenow. Audiences are muchmore receptive to thespoken word.This is wrong. Don’t do thisThereare toomanycontentson thisslide.DISTRACTING
    15. 15.  Keep it simple.• Make bulleted points easy to read.• Keep text easy to understand.• Use concise wording.• Bullets are focal points.• Presenter provides elaboration.• Keep font size large.
    16. 16.  Don’t give them too much info at once. Stick with the same transition. Six to eight words per line. Six lines per page.
    17. 17.  Don’t give them too much info at once. Stick with the same transition. Six to eight words per line. Six lines per page. Don’t give them too much info at once. Stick with the same transition. Six to eight words per line. Six lines per page.
    18. 18.  Stick with power pointdefaults. What may look good onyour computer may beunreadable in theclassroom. Remember to use strong, contrastingcolors.
    19. 19.  A few excellent graphics are betterthan many poor ones. Photographs can be powerful. Avoid using pictureas a background Don’t overlap pictureand text
    20. 20.  A few excellentgraphics are betterthan many poorones. Photographs canbe powerful. Avoid using picture as a background Don’t overlap picture and text
    21. 21.  Avoid using different transitions. Don’t overdo your animations. Dont set an animation sound.
    22. 22. Religious leaderCivil rights activistAuthor/poetLabor activistMinisterAntiwar activist
    23. 23.  Religious leader Civil rights activist Author/poet Labor activist Minister Antiwar activistGo back to Contents

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