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#1 Plan It Out       #4 Think of “Flow”    #7 Download A Template#2 Choose Your Colors   #5 Minimum “2” Fonts      #8 Get ...
Plan It Out First,     Step #1:                      Build Later               Step #2:    Set up Headings or             ...
Red, Oranges, Yellow  give a sense ofexcitement or energy Blue, Green, Violetgive a sense of calm  or relaxed mood
Great Design Is Not Just About Art        Often design is just using basic principals, this entire slide        was create...
When someone reads text, eyes flow from left to right,                             [ just as you are reading this….]      ...
Bad Fonts Will Ruin The Look of The Presentation!Take the time to think about using two different fonts for the entire des...
Adding sound to your PowerPoint is easy, just click onInsert/ Audio : then your browser will pick up yoursound bite or rec...
Feeling Uninspired About Designing Your PPT?         Here are a few alternatives to consider:                             ...
Bee#1: Straight Line              Bee#2: Flying In Circles                  Bee#3: Custom Path                            ...
EXAMPLE A: Cluttered Space                          EXAMPLE B: White SpaceNOTHING IS MORE UNAPPEALING                     ...
DON‟T Give Print offs of your Power Point!Printing off your PPT is difficult to read and the potential of thisgetting thro...
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Rock that Power Point

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This basic course takes you through step by step on how to effectively design your presentation.

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Rock that Power Point

  1. 1. #1 Plan It Out #4 Think of “Flow” #7 Download A Template#2 Choose Your Colors #5 Minimum “2” Fonts #8 Get Animated #3 Think Visually #6 Add Music #9 Say No To Clutter #10 Share Your PPT
  2. 2. Plan It Out First, Step #1: Build Later Step #2: Set up Headings or Make a draft of each“Highlights” to follow along topic and only brush on with your presentation a few sentences Step #3: Step #4: Do not even think of your Take all complicated text anddesign until all keynotes are place it into “Notes view” at marked on each slide the bottom of the slide
  3. 3. Red, Oranges, Yellow give a sense ofexcitement or energy Blue, Green, Violetgive a sense of calm or relaxed mood
  4. 4. Great Design Is Not Just About Art Often design is just using basic principals, this entire slide was created in Power Point. Even a simple circle can be transformed with a few basic steps using drawing tools…Step #1: Step #2: Step #3: Step #4:Use “Shape Use Use “Shape Use “ShapeFill” under “Gradient” Effects” under Effects” to drawing under „Shape drawing tools customizetools after Fill‟ and and set a effects to making a make a “bevel” make it look circle gradient fill 3D!
  5. 5. When someone reads text, eyes flow from left to right, [ just as you are reading this….] The eye is then drawn to the body or the center of the design Your layout should follow the same principle.Finally the eye will read the bottom of the design or slide.This format is a lot like the letter “Z” in that the design is mimicking the flow of the eye.
  6. 6. Bad Fonts Will Ruin The Look of The Presentation!Take the time to think about using two different fonts for the entire design.When it comes to fonts, opposites attract. Often you can use a “serif” font with a “non serif” font like this example: „Best In Class‟ is in Arial while “for reliability in America” is in Times New Roman. The two very different fonts compliment each other without overwhelming the eye. Remember to always use fonts that are easy to read.
  7. 7. Adding sound to your PowerPoint is easy, just click onInsert/ Audio : then your browser will pick up yoursound bite or recording. The Icon will look like this:And you can click on it to activate the sound.OR you could add it to automatically play as your slideadvances to your current slide, click on “Transitions”under File, and look to the upper right, you will see a“Sound” menu, using the pull down select “othersound” and it will create a browser to add your sound.Here the sound will activate when you advance theslide, you could also adjust the settings where thesound plays continuously until the slide advances. NOTE: You Can Also Customize The Sound Icon “Right Click” on the icon and choose “change picture” and you can choose an image from your desktop.
  8. 8. Feeling Uninspired About Designing Your PPT? Here are a few alternatives to consider: Slideshare.net Slideshare is a free site with literally thousands of templates that a user can download to their computer and my favorite choice to search for templates. A bonus feature of slideshare is the ability for those to share their PowerPoint with other users- if you elect to not share – then you can setup the PPT to be private. Office.com Click on “TEMPLATES” and then click “Power Point” to browse their library of free downloads. There are plenty of different themes to choose from but are usually suited for the individual whohas a home computer that wants to make a calendar to share with friends or to setup photo albums presentermedia.comPresenterMedia has a library of template downloads that are more geared towards those who wantto have a “business” presentation, the only drawback is that you will have to pay for a subscription to their site in order to download these templates.
  9. 9. Bee#1: Straight Line Bee#2: Flying In Circles Bee#3: Custom Path Bee#5: Bounce RightBee#4: Straight Line #2 Animation can either be set to “activate” on click or be “activated” when one “slide” advances to the other “slide”. To customize to your needs, select the “Animations” tab/ select “Animation Pane” at the far right: 3 options will be available: “On click” for setting to click, “With Previous” to run with slide or after the previous animation, and “After Previous” to run after another animation in sequence.
  10. 10. EXAMPLE A: Cluttered Space EXAMPLE B: White SpaceNOTHING IS MORE UNAPPEALING Nothing is more unappealing THAN PLACING LOADS OF than placing loads of graphics GRAPHICS OR TEXT INTO A or text into a presentation PRESENTATION [THE VERY LOOK [the very look of it immediately OF IT IMMEDIATELY MAKES THE makes the eyes strain]EYES STRAIN] NO ONE WANTS TO LOOK AT A BUNCH OF TEXT, OR No one wants to look at a bunch of CROWDED GRAPHICS, KEEP IN text, or crowded graphics. MIND THAT “LESS IS MORE” WHEN DESIGNING. ALLOW Keep in mind that “less is more” “WHITE SPACE” OR BREATHING when designing. Allow “white space”SPACE TO FLOW IN THE TEXT AND or breathing space to flow in the text GRAPHICS OF EACH SLIDE. and graphics of each slide. BOTH EXAMPLES HAVE THE SAME MESSAGE! It is easier to read “B” than “A” because there is space between the sentences. Avoid using capital letters because it really does notemphasis the message. Try making your main point in a different color instead for emphasis.
  11. 11. DON‟T Give Print offs of your Power Point!Printing off your PPT is difficult to read and the potential of thisgetting thrown away later is guaranteed! DO Allow your audience to download instead!Encourage your audience to download to their laptop for agreener and more interactive way to engage your audience.

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