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Pp Dos Donts

  1. 1. PowerPoint Presentations Do’s and Don’ts By: Shane M. McConnell
  2. 2. Introduction <ul><li>Main Guidelines </li></ul><ul><li>Font Type </li></ul><ul><li>Font Size </li></ul><ul><li>Text & Background </li></ul><ul><li>Bulleted Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Numbered Lists </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures/Graphics </li></ul><ul><li>Animation </li></ul><ul><li>Sound </li></ul><ul><li>Bibliography </li></ul><ul><li>Do’s </li></ul><ul><li>Don’ts </li></ul>
  3. 3. Main Guidelines <ul><li>6 X 6 on slides </li></ul><ul><li>Cover one topic per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Use bulleted list for main ideas </li></ul><ul><li>No sentences or paragraphs </li></ul>
  4. 4. Main Guidelines <ul><li>32 pt Font size or larger </li></ul><ul><li>Include Intro and Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent – Font, Appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Use graphics to enhance slides </li></ul>
  5. 5. Font Type <ul><li>Use Bold and Italic to emphasize main points </li></ul><ul><li>Use San Serif fonts – No Tails </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Comic Sans </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Arial </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><li>No Times New Roman or Script </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T USE ALL CAPS </li></ul>
  6. 6. Font Size <ul><li>Which one can you see? </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 12 point font </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 24 point font </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 32 point font </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 36 point font </li></ul><ul><li>This is a 48 point font </li></ul>
  7. 7. Text and Background Color <ul><li>Use Contrasting Colors </li></ul>Light Letters / Dark background Check presentations before delivery Dark letters / Light background
  8. 8. Bulleted Lists <ul><li>Use bullets for main points </li></ul><ul><li>Can include sublevels </li></ul><ul><li>Items are of equal importance </li></ul><ul><li>Reasons to Go to School: </li></ul><ul><li>Get Good Grades </li></ul><ul><li>Get into Good College </li></ul><ul><li>Get Good Job </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lots of Money </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nice Car </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Numbered Lists <ul><li>Use Numbers when showing: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>the sequence of events </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ranking or order of items </li></ul></ul><ul><li>List steps to: </li></ul><ul><li>Click the Format menu </li></ul><ul><li>Click bullets & numbering </li></ul><ul><li>Click the desired style of numbers </li></ul>
  10. 10. Pictures / Graphics <ul><li>Common Formats </li></ul><ul><li>GIF- clipart </li></ul><ul><li>JPEG- pictures/photos </li></ul><ul><li>Limit graphics and animation </li></ul><ul><li>Distraction from main points </li></ul>
  11. 11. Animation <ul><li>Slide Transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Change from one slide to the next </li></ul><ul><li>Animation Effect </li></ul><ul><li>The way text and objects appear on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Limit Usage – again distraction </li></ul>
  12. 12. Do’s <ul><li>Have title slide –Topic & your name </li></ul><ul><li>Have an Intro and Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>Be consistent with design –fonts, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Ask audience if any questions </li></ul><ul><li>Backup if technology is not available </li></ul><ul><li>Get audience involved –if possible </li></ul>
  13. 13. Don’ts <ul><li>Write sentences on slides </li></ul><ul><li>Read Slides to audience </li></ul><ul><li>Use hard to read text </li></ul><ul><li>Over use animation & sound </li></ul><ul><li>Make presentation too long </li></ul>
  14. 14. Good Luck with your PRESENTATIONS!!! Thank you for your time!
  15. 15. Bibliography <ul><li>Cite all info from web </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Information, graphics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use MLA style </li></ul><ul><li>Examples of MLA style </li></ul><ul><li>http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_mla.html </li></ul>

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