Basics of Good PowerPoint Design By Sue Heraper This image used under a CC license from http://www.fotopedia.com/items/05111690-bfaf-4f1e-b4f5-d7dad57c2f1e The Basics of Good PowerPoint Design by Sue Heraper
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Get your text right. Never use more than 3 styles of font. Keep them in the same family. Use different sizes. Animated text is not cool. A slight rotation makes it a little more interesting.
Use simple fonts Arial Gills Sans Impact for a professional look and feel.
Take care to match colors and backgrounds If you can’t use color wisely, avoid it entirely. Image used under a CC license from http://www.guydavid.com/art/digital_art/3d_abstracts/ice_cream_mountains.html
Image used under a CC license from http://www.freefoto.com/preview/09-11-51/Red-Pepper Never use BLACK text on RED