» The text should be large, never too small. Slides
that are too long will lose the readers attention.
Make it simple and short. If too long, make
another slide. Also pictures, titles, and
backgrounds should have something to do with
» Animation is fun, but make sure it doesn't take
away from the point of the power point.
» Use only when necessary - One of the most
interesting things about Powerpoint is that you an
create multimedial presentations, which is great,
except that you are tempted to use all of the sound
effects available to you! Use multimedia when it is
effective, and not for sound effects.
» Audio usually distracts! –be careful how much
sound you use.
» If your slides are long the audience will get
» If the slides are too short and quick the reader
will not get a chance to read it.
» The animation timing should not take very long,
or the reader will get distracted.
» Dark Blue to project a stable, mature message - has
a calming effect
» Red or Orange to trigger excitement or an
» Green to make audience comfortable
» Yellow to get audience attention quickly (more so
than any other color)
» Gray to promote the idea of "quality"
» White to project honesty/sincerity
» Black is not appealing to most viewers