This presentation is based on Garr Reynolds, “Top Ten Slide Tips”
It is important to keep slides as simple as possible you want your audience to be focusing on you, not on your presentation This avoids distraction
The less words on a slide the better. The more bullet points and text on a slide, the more distracted your audience will be. You could be talking about a slide point while your audience is trying to copy words or read words you are not saying.
Transitions can be a good, captivating feature for a presentation, however they can be a distraction if they are not used properly. They can also become corny if too many are used.
Low quality, pixelated, or clip art images show that the presentation may have been lazily put together. Pixelated images look very poor in a presentation and can be fixed by using a larger version of the photo.
Visual themes should be used to help captivate an audience. Stock themes can be boring and dull. Everyone has seen a stock theme multiple times.
Charts that effectively portray your message should be used when appropriate. It is important to use charts that show your data in a correct format.
Color can be used to portray different moods and messages. This should be utilized to help you get your point across to your audience more affectively.
There are certain fonts that can be read more easily than others. If you use text, make sure the font is easy to read even from far away.
Video and audio can be great a great way to help portray or support different ideas in your presentation. Make sure, if used, they are appropriate and high quality
Slide sorting can be used to help get your message across in a more affective way. make sure your slides flow in a logical sense.
Top 10 Slide Tips
Article by Garr Reynolds
National presentation safety board, http://www.flickr.com/photos/68618467@N03/9077343882
Keep It Simple
Daniel Lee, http://www.flickr.com/photos/66251177@N02/7496932866/
Limit Points and Text
Limit Transitions and Animation
Judy Van Der Velden, http://www.flickr.com/photos/21289977@N05/5482380287/
High Quality Images
Helmut W. Klug, http://www.flickr.com/photos/7166318@N05/7015026283/
Alan Levine, http://www.flickr.com/photos/37996646802@N01/4665780162/
Philip Taylor, http://www.flickr.com/photos/9731367@N02/5930357313/
Use Color Well
Simon Ska, http://www.flickr.com/photos/30791749@N07/11473626603/
Use Video or Audio
Use Slide Sorting
Theen Moy, http://www.flickr.com/photos/57768536@N05/8078124630/