EffectivePowerPoint Presentations<br />Sarah Murphy<br />Beaverton High School<br />March 11, 2010<br />1<br />
Effective PowerPoint<br />2<br />
Fonts<br />Select san serif fonts	<br />No smaller than 24 points<br />Each page should have a title	<br />Use the same fo...
Fonts	<br />Use 6x6 rule for bullet points<br />Use contrast<br />Dark text on light background<br />Light text on dark ba...
Graphics & Design	<br />Keep the background consistent<br />Keep the background subtle<br />Keep the design clean and uncl...
Graphics & Design	<br />Use clipart sparingly<br />use the same style graphic throughout <br />Limit number of graphics<br...
Color<br />Limit the number of colors on a single screen<br />Use no more than four colors on a chart<br />Check all color...
General presentation<br />Check spelling and grammar<br />Do not read the presentation<br />Give a brief overview at start...
General presentation<br />Use a wireless mouse <br />If sound effects are used wait until sound finishes before speaking<b...
General presentation<br />Practice before you present <br />Show up early to test equipment<br />Turn off screen savers an...
General presentation<br />Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you<br />Provide the audience with contact in...
Questions?<br />Contact…<br />Sarah Murphy<br />Beaverton High School<br />989-246-3010<br />murphy.sarah@gaggle.net<br />...
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  1. 1. EffectivePowerPoint Presentations<br />Sarah Murphy<br />Beaverton High School<br />March 11, 2010<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Effective PowerPoint<br />2<br />
  3. 3. Fonts<br />Select san serif fonts <br />No smaller than 24 points<br />Each page should have a title <br />Use the same font on all pages<br />Avoid italicized fonts<br />No more than 6-8 words per line<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Fonts <br />Use 6x6 rule for bullet points<br />Use contrast<br />Dark text on light background<br />Light text on dark background<br />Do not use ALL CAPS except for titles<br />Test font by standing six feet from monitor<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Graphics & Design <br />Keep the background consistent<br />Keep the background subtle<br />Keep the design clean and uncluttered<br />Limit number of transitions<br />Avoid flashy or noisy animation <br />5<br />
  6. 6. Graphics & Design <br />Use clipart sparingly<br />use the same style graphic throughout <br />Limit number of graphics<br />All graphics should relate to the presentation<br />6<br />
  7. 7. Color<br />Limit the number of colors on a single screen<br />Use no more than four colors on a chart<br />Check all colors on a projection screen before presentation<br />7<br />
  8. 8. General presentation<br />Check spelling and grammar<br />Do not read the presentation<br />Give a brief overview at start, Present Information, review important points<br />Have bulleted items appear one at a time<br />8<br />
  9. 9. General presentation<br />Use a wireless mouse <br />If sound effects are used wait until sound finishes before speaking<br />If content is complex give audience handouts<br />Do not turn your back to the audience<br />9<br />
  10. 10. General presentation<br />Practice before you present <br />Show up early to test equipment<br />Turn off screen savers and power management<br />Practice<br />Practice<br />practice<br />10<br />
  11. 11. General presentation<br />Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you<br />Provide the audience with contact information if they have questions<br />Avoid dark backgrounds if presenting in poorly-lit room<br />Avoid light backgrounds if presenting in well-lit room<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Questions?<br />Contact…<br />Sarah Murphy<br />Beaverton High School<br />989-246-3010<br />murphy.sarah@gaggle.net<br />12<br />

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