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PowerPoint presentation
Do’s and don'ts
Bullets
Keep
It
Simple
Background
• Pretty, simplistic
• & consistant
Dark Background
Example of dark background
Use light text on dark background
Background – Bad
• Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from
• Always be consistent with the backgr...
Contrast & colour
• Make sure to contrast your colors.
• Particularly font and background.
• but please make sure they re ...
Don’t
Choose Serif fonts like;
Times New Roman
They are harder to read on a screen
DO
Use san-serif fonts like;
Ariel, Gil Sans, or Century Gothic
They are easier on the eye
Underline words for emphasis
People mistake these for hyperlinks and
they are harder to read.
Vary a font's size, Style or colour for emphasis
or group words together *
*But avoid doing it all on one slide
Use visually complex fonts
Especiallyavarietyofthem
Choose easy to read fonts
&
Stay in a font family
Use too much information
Choose images
that match
your message
Use too many bullet points
• Avoid too many bullet points
• Avoid too many bullet points
• Avoid too many bullet points
• ...
• Fillupthescreenwithlotsandlotsinformationwritteninsentenceform.Orevenb
ulletafterbulletafterbullet.Thevisualsinyourprese...
Check your spelling
Proofread each slide
Make sure all information is correct
Reference list
http://www.slideshare.net/covs/ppt-dos-and-donts
http://www.slideshare.net/sudarsansahu/powerpoint-do-dont?...
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  1. 1. PowerPoint presentation Do’s and don'ts
  2. 2. Bullets Keep It Simple
  3. 3. Background • Pretty, simplistic • & consistant
  4. 4. Dark Background Example of dark background Use light text on dark background
  5. 5. Background – Bad • Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from • Always be consistent with the background that you use
  6. 6. Contrast & colour • Make sure to contrast your colors. • Particularly font and background. • but please make sure they re not blinding and or too contrasting.
  7. 7. Don’t Choose Serif fonts like; Times New Roman They are harder to read on a screen
  8. 8. DO Use san-serif fonts like; Ariel, Gil Sans, or Century Gothic They are easier on the eye
  9. 9. Underline words for emphasis People mistake these for hyperlinks and they are harder to read.
  10. 10. Vary a font's size, Style or colour for emphasis or group words together * *But avoid doing it all on one slide
  11. 11. Use visually complex fonts Especiallyavarietyofthem
  12. 12. Choose easy to read fonts & Stay in a font family
  13. 13. Use too much information
  14. 14. Choose images that match your message
  15. 15. Use too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points • Avoid too many bullet points
  16. 16. • Fillupthescreenwithlotsandlotsinformationwritteninsentenceform.Orevenb ulletafterbulletafterbullet.Thevisualsinyourpresentationshouldhelpguideyo urspeaking,notreplaceit.Peoplecanreadfasterthantheycanspeak,andtheydo n‟twanttohearyoujustreadfromtheslides.Plus,themoreyouputonaslide,thes mallerthetextwillgetandthesmallerthetextgets,theharderitistoread.Then,yo uwillannoyyouraudienceastheytrytofollowalong,butfalterintheirattempts.A nannoyedaudienceisnotahappyaudienceandanunhappyaudiencewon‟treally giveyoutheattentionyourhardandcarefullyresearchedpresentationdeserves. Inotherwords,didyoureallyreadallofthis?Wouldyouexpectyouraudienceto?
  17. 17. Check your spelling Proofread each slide Make sure all information is correct
  18. 18. Reference list http://www.slideshare.net/covs/ppt-dos-and-donts http://www.slideshare.net/sudarsansahu/powerpoint-do-dont?qid=117dceac-f773-4a18-812f-5e06c1a7ca27&v=&b=&from_search=5 http://www.slideshare.net/ethos3/text-me-dos-donts-of-presentation-design?from_action=save http://www.slideshare.net/monikadoshi31/dos-and-donts-of-powerpoint-presentations http://www.slideshare.net/ETRC/power-point-presentations-dos-and-donts http://www.slideshare.net/Archela/dos-and-donts-of-powerpoint-21565051?qid=dd55a853-1658-4922-a422- 6609d72d55bd&v=&b=&from_search=6 http://www.slideshare.net/mariaverna17/powerpoint-dosdonts-d?qid=4d69a0fc-5101-4cda-879c-c94045947e21&v=&b=&from_search=8

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