Top 10 Slide Tips


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This is a presentation describing the Top Ten Slide Tips in slideshow form. The information portrayed in the slides is taken directly from Garr Reyonlds article titled, "Top 10 Side Tips".

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  • This is a slide show presentation based on Garr Reynolds article titled, “Top Ten Slide Tips” that helps audience mold their presentations to be successful.
  • Keep it simple; try to avoid a lot of text, complicated pictures, and cluttered space. Your presentation should have a lot of white or negative space so that it is easy for you audience to understand the main point of your slideshow.
  • Limit text; try to avoid a lot of text, or small text, so that your audience can read your slide. Also, know the content or material included in your presentation. If you use a lot of bullet points, or clutter your slides with words, people will assume that you do not know what you are talking about and that your slideshow is guiding presentation (instead of the presenter).
  • Limit animations; Too many animations, or transitions, causes audiences to become too distracted. If they are too distracted they will not be able to focus on the main point of your presentation or the main point of a particular slide.
  • Use high-quality photos. Using photos of excellent quality help to engage the reader, and they also will not become distorted within your presentation as you construct your slides.
  • Avoid using templates. Templates -- especially in PowerPoint -- become monotonous and boring. Audience members will have a hard time remembering the point of each slide because they will all jumble together in their minds. Different pictures for each slide help to distinguish the important parts of your presentation.
  • Use appropriate charts. Using charts that are complicated, and hard to read, only frustrate audience members. Simple charts, with appropriately bright colors, help your audience to better understand your point. If a graph aides the point of your slide, incorporate that chart. If it will confuse your audience, choose to leave that chart out of the presentation.
  • Color matters. Color evokes different emotions, and color becomes extremely important when putting your presentation together. Certain colors may peak the interest of an audience, or lose their attention. Also, too many colors will clutter the presentation itself.
  • Choose your fonts well. Fonts help to communicate the message to your audience. Sans Serif fonts (such as Arial) are highly recommended because they are easy to read. It is also recommended that you don’t use any more than two complementary fonts within a presentation. Serif fonts (like Times New Roman) were designed to be used in a document with a lot of text, therefore, it is not advised that you incorporate them into your slideshow.
  • Use audio or visual. When appropriate, audio or visual clips can further enhance your presentation. It is recommended that you embed the video clip (or audio clip) directly into the presentation so that you never leave the slideshow during the presentation. Effects that are directly related to the topic you are presenting on can engage your audience and keep them interested.
  • Organize. Taking the time to properly sort your slides so that they make sense during the presentation is a key piece to creating a successful slideshow. If they are out of order, your will lose credibility with your audience and/or lose their interest.
  • Top 10 Slide Tips

    1. 1. Top 10 Slide Tips Article by Garr Reynolds Souce: Image Credit: Martin LaBar,
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