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Slides presentations do’s and don’t

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Slides presentations do’s and don’t

  1. 1. SLIDES PRESENTATIONS DO’S AND DON’T COMPILED BY : XOLANI KNOWLEDGE DLAMINI 201402033
  2. 2. Tips to be covered:  Outline  Slide Structure  Fonts  Color  Background  Graphs  Spelling and Grammar  Conclusions  Questions
  3. 3. Outline : Do’s  Make your 1st or 2nd slide an outline of your presentation.  Follow the order of your outline for the rest of the presentation.  Only place main points on the outline slide.
  4. 4. Slide Structure- Good  Use 1-2 slides per minute of your presentation  Write in point form, not complete sentences  Include 4-5 points per slide  Avoid wordiness: use key words and phrases only
  5. 5. Bad- slide structure : Don’t  This page contains too many words for a presentation slide. It is not written in point form, making it difficult both for your audience to read and for you to present each point. Although there are exactly the same number of points on this slide as the previous slide, it looks much more complicated. In short, your audience will spend too much time trying to read this paragraph instead of listening to you
  6. 6. Good- Slide structure:  Show one point at a time:  Will help audience concentrate on what you are saying  Will prevent audience from reading ahead  Will help you keep your presentation focused
  7. 7. Good- Fonts  Use at least an 18-point font  Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points  E.g. tittle font 36, main point font 28  Use a standard font like Times New Romans
  8. 8. Bad- Font  If u 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
  9. 9. Good font
  10. 10. Bad font : Don’t
  11. 11. How to use color- Do’s  Use a color of font that contrasts sharply with the background  Use color to reinforce the logic of your structure  Use color to emphasize a point
  12. 12. Good color
  13. 13. Bad- color don’t do it  Using a font color that does not contrast with the background color is hard to read  Using a color for decoration is distracting and annoying.  Using a different color for each point is unnecessary  Trying to be creative can also be bad
  14. 14. That too bad – Don’t do it  Using a font color that does not contrast with the background color is hard to read  Using color for decoration is distracting and annoying.  Using a different color for each point is unnecessary  Using a different color for secondary points is also unnecessary  Trying to be creative can also be bad
  15. 15. How to make a good- Background  Use backgrounds such as this one that are attractive but simple  Use backgrounds which are light  Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation
  16. 16. Bad- background  avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from  Always be consistent with the background that you use
  17. 17. Bad – background Example:  Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read from  Always be consistent with the background that you use
  18. 18. How to use graphs in a good way?  Use graphs rather than just charts and words  Data in graphs is easier to comprehend and retain than is raw data  Trends are easier to visualize in graph form  Always title your graphs
  19. 19. Graphs – Bad January February March April Blue Balls 20.4 27.4 90 20.4 Red Balls 30.6 38.6 34.6 31.6
  20. 20. Use this type of graphs there are good: Items Sold in First Quarter of 2002 0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 January February March April Blue Balls Red Balls
  21. 21. Spelling and Grammar  Proof your slides for :  Spelling mistakes  the use of repeated words  Grammatical errors you might have make  If English is not your first language, please have someone else check your presentation!
  22. 22. Conclusion  Use an effective and strong closing  Your audience is likely to remember your last words  Use a conclusion slide to:  Summarize the main points of your presentation  Suggest future avenues of research
  23. 23. Avoid making slides with long sentences: They make the lesson to be boring
  24. 24. Make slides that will promote effective learning and teaching:
  25. 25. Questions ???????  end your presentation with a simple question slide to:  Invite your audience to ask questions  Provide a visual aid during question period  Avoid ending a presentation abruptly
  26. 26. This how you should end your presentations
  27. 27. THANK YOU !!!!!!!!!!
  28. 28. References :  Schatmeyer = tips for making a good Power point presentation  https://www.meridiars. Com/contact  Teresarmtiriezes presentation of slides  Mike Jeff's = how to create great slides for presentation  Lilly Boo

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