Trisha Notaro effective power point presentationPresentation Transcript
effective PowerPoint presentations Trisha Notaro
Text guidelines No more than 6 words per line No more than 6 lines a slide Keep it simple! No unnecessary words! RUN SPELLCHECK!
Pick colors wisely: READ ME ^ That is not easy to read, and it can give people a headache. Color Use colors sparingly, 2 to 3 at most Any clipart or graphics should have the same color theme as slides Not all colors match!
Should enhance and complement the text, not overwhelm!
Images too small are not helpful
Keep graphs, charts and diagrams simple, if possible.
Does this make sense? NO!
Font Font size generally ranges from 18 to 48 point
Titles should be bigger than the text body!
Fancy Fonts can be hard to read SENTENCES IN CAPTIALS CAN BE TOUGH TO READ!!!
(or it could seem like you’re yelling)
Bullet Points Do not get crazy with bullet points It is distracting It can start to be obnoxious If there is a new topic, start a new slide Don’t try to fit everything in one slide Don’t use a lot of arrows either!
Summary Be conscious of: Text guidelines Color Visual Images Font Bullet Points
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