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Top 10 slide tips

Top 10 slide tips



This presentation is about the top ten slide tips article written by Garr Reynolds.

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  • Great image on slide 3 to visualize the idea of limiting text.
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  • Good job on your slideshow. The only suggestion I have would be to think about changing the font. It could be hard to read for people sitting in the back of a room.
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  • I loved the pictures that you used.
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  • Suiting and clever photos, the compliment each slide and its text very well!
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  • I like this photo for the high quality graphics, pandas are so cute :)
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  • -Top 10 slide tips article by Garr Reynolds <br />
  • - Presentations should support what the speaker is saying and act as a supplement to the information presented <br /> - If slides are too busy, it distracts from the speaker’s message <br /> - Slides should have a lot of negative or white space <br /> - Less clutter on slides = more powerful message <br />
  • -The best powerpoint slides will be meaningless without the narration of the speaker <br /> -Do not bore your audience with a slide full of text, they will be reading instead of listening to the speaker <br /> -The audience will benefit more from a handout with more detailed information on it to take away from the presentation than a copy of the slides <br /> -If a handout is involved, it should be given out AFTER the presentation <br /> -Lastly, NEVER read directly from a slide <br />
  • -You may use animation on slides, but do so sparingly and professionally <br /> -Your audience will get bored if the presentation is full of slow moving animations <br /> -As a rule of thumb: use two to three different types of animations in the presentation, and do not put transitions between each slide <br />
  • -Never use small graphics and stretch them, or clipart <br /> -Use unique images that your audience has not seen time after time <br /> -If you are not using your own photographs, be mindful of copyrighted images <br /> -using images of people in your presentation helps the audience connect on an emotional level <br /> -Decide if you want the image at the focus, or the background of the slide, this will determine the amount of text <br />
  • -Keep a consistent visual theme throughout your presentation, but avoid using templates that the audience has seen before <br /> -Make your presentation unique- No two presentations should be alike! <br /> -Make your own templates <br />
  • -Use the appropriate charts for the data you are trying to display <br /> -Pie Chart: percentages, no more than 4-6 slices with contrasting colors, highlight the most important slice by exploding the slice <br /> -Vertical Bar Chart: used to show changes over time, limit to 4-8 bars <br /> -Horizontal Bar Chart: used to compare quantities, limit to 4-8 bars <br /> -Line Chart: used to show trends, highlight if the change is positive or negative by adding a graphic such as an arrow <br /> -If you are using a chart of data, convert the information to a graph for your audience, it will be easier to understand <br /> -Keep it simple and to the point <br />
  • -Be aware of the way you want to make your audience feel, color is emotional, different colors evoke different emotions <br /> -Cool colors (blues and greens) work best for backgrounds <br /> -Warm colors (oranges and reds) work best for objects in the foreground <br /> -The best slide color combination is a blue background with yellow text <br /> -Be aware of where you will be presenting and how the color will be effected <br /> -You do not need to be a color expert, but be aware of simple color tricks <br />
  • -Use the same font set throughout your presentation <br /> -Use no more than two complementing fonts in the presentation (ex. Arial and Arial bold) <br /> -Know the difference between a serif font and a sans serif font <br /> -Use a sans serif font in your presentation <br /> -Use fonts that will be easy to read from the back of the room <br />
  • -Use video and audio to show examples of what you are presenting on <br /> -Embed media into your presentation <br /> -DO NOT use cheesy sound effects found in powerpoint (ex. horn sound) <br />
  • -Spend time organizing slides so the delivery will be easy to understand for the audience <br /> -Seeing all of your slides in order helps you to see the logical flow of the overall presentation <br /> -This also help you catch small mistakes that you may not see if you look at the slides one by one <br />

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  • Slide Tips Article by: Garr Reynolds source:http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso- tips/design/ Image Credit: Leo Reynolds- http://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/205620942 Top
  • KeepitSimple Image Credit: Nana B Agyei- http://www.flickr.com/photos/32876353@N04/5603559201
  • LimitText Image Credit: Leo Reynolds- http://www.flickr.com/photos/49968232@N00/5868220880
  • LimitEffects Image Credit: Robert Snache- http://www.flickr.com/photos/84614046@N00/4759600248
  • HighQualityGraphics Image Credit: Kevin Dooley- http://www.flickr.com/photos/12836528@N00/5402340884
  • AvoidPowerpointTemplates Image Credit: David Rabbit Wallace- http://www.flickr.com/photos/35034353195@N01/2158268642
  • Simple Image Credit: Doug Belshaw- http://www.flickr.com/photos/94991702@N00/4186789683
  • ColorMatters Image Credit: Flightless Kiwi- http://www.flickr.com/photos/28614552@N00/119173914
  • Image Credit: Ian Livesey- http://www.flickr.com/photos/29488979@N06/12019033414 ChooseFontsWell
  • Image Credit: Jim Sneddon- http://www.flickr.com/photos/37718156@N00/2389333790 UseMediaWisely
  • Image Credit: Evelyn Giggles- http://www.flickr.com/photos/23797059@N02/3716705025 OrganizeyourSlides