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Effetive powerpoint

  1. 1. Effective PowerPoint presentations<br />Shannon Overly<br />Beaverton High School<br />May 11, 2010<br />
  2. 2. 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. 3. FONTS<br />Use the 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. 4. Graphics & Designs<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. 5. 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. 6. 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. 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 a poorly-lit room<br />Avoid light backgrounds if presenting in well-lit room<br />
  11. 11. Questions?<br />Contact…<br />Shannon Overly<br />Beaverton High School<br />989-246-3010<br />overly.shannon@gaggle.net<br />

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