Presentation Tips - Visual Aids

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  • See page 28 in your textbook
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  • Presentation Tips - Visual Aids

    1. 1. Making PowerPoint Slides Presentation Slide Tips
    2. 2. Slide Structure – Good Use 5 - 6 slides or about one slide per minute of your presentation – be sure to include a title slide, at least three visual aid slides, and a conclusion slide Use key words and phrases only Write in point form, not complete sentences
    3. 3. Slide Structure - Bad Do not use distracting animation Do not use too much animation Be consistent with the animation that you use
    4. 4. Fonts - Good Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points – this font is 24-point, the main point font is 28-point, and the title font is 36-point Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial
    5. 5. Fonts - Bad If you use a small font, your audience won’t be able to read what you have written CAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READDon’t use a complicated font
    6. 6. Color - Good Use a color of font that contrasts sharply with the background – Ex: blue font on white background Use color to emphasize a point – But only use this occasionally
    7. 7. Color - Bad Using a font color that does not contrast with the background color is hard to read Using color for decoration is distracting and annoying. Trying to be creative can also be bad
    8. 8. Background - Good Use backgrounds such as this one that are attractive but simple Use backgrounds which are light Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation
    9. 9. Background – Bad Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from Always be consistent with the background that you use
    10. 10. Visual Aids - Good Always title your graphs – Use a question – If you use a survey question, remember to change it Ex: What kind of music do you prefer? Make sure graphs, pie charts and diagrams are effective and helpful – Make sure each of your visual aids is clear, informative, simple to explain, understandable and attractive
    11. 11. Visual Aids - Good Always title your graphs – Use a question – If you use a survey question, remember to change it Ex: What kind of music do young people prefer? Make sure graphs, pie charts and diagrams are effective and helpful – Make sure each of your visual aids is clear, informative, simple to explain, understandable and attractive
    12. 12. Visual Aids - Bad January February March April Men 20.4 27.4 90 20.4 Women 30.6 38.6 34.6 31.6
    13. 13. Visual Aids - Bad Number of Smokers No Yes 50% 50%
    14. 14. Visual Aids - Good When do young people travel?10090 90%807060 Men50 Women40302010 0 January February March April
    15. 15. Visual Aids - Bad 90 Men Women 38.6 34.6 31.6 30.6 27.4 20.4 20.4 January February March April
    16. 16. Visual Aids - Bad Minor gridlines are unnecessary Font is too small Title is missing
    17. 17. Spelling and Grammar Edit your slides for: – speling mistakes – the use of of of repeated words – grammatical errors you might have make Have someone else check your slides before you do your presentation!
    18. 18. Conclusion Use an effective and strong closing – Your audience is likely to remember your last words Use a conclusion slide to: – Summarize the results of your presentation – Give a possible reason to explain your result – Make a recommendation, give advice or a suggestion
    19. 19. Good Luck! Final Tips – Be prepared – Know your information – Rehearse and practice thoroughly – Above all, relax and have fun

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