DESIGNFONTCOLORTEXT/CONTENTCITATIONSEXTRASPRACTICE MAKES PERFECTYour guide to PowerPoint…Some tips & tricks to make a PowerPoint that says, “Wow!”Created by Benjamin Hanley (4/2013)
Step 1: DESIGN Choose from templates Choose from color palette Choose from images Choose from the webKey tips & tricks: BE CONSISTENT. Use design for every slide. BE PROFESSIONAL. Use design to match your topic. BE UNIQUE. Use design to stand out.
Step 2: FONTKey tips & tricks BE CLEAR BE CLEAN BE CONSISTENT BE AWARE OF YOUR AUDIENCERemember: They have to read from far away!TypeTypeTypeTypeTypeStyle StyleStyleStyleStyleSizeSizeSizeSizeSize
Step 3: COLORKey tips & tricks BE CONSISTENT BE BOLD BE PROFESSIONAL BE AWARE OF YOUR AUDIENCEThis will be viewed far away & on a larger screen!COLORCOLORCOLORCOLORCOLORCOLORBACKGROUNDBACKGROUNDBACKGROUND
Step 4: TEXT/CONTENTKey tips & tricks BE CLEAR BE CONCISE BE EFFECTIVE BE AWARE OF YOUR AUDIENCE Text ideas: It supports your presentation It creates understanding of your topic It demonstrates key ideas & facts Include quotes (cite!), brief facts/ideas Check your spelling & grammar NO SENTENCES – This is a presentation; not your paper.
Step 5: CITATIONSKey tips & tricks: BE CONSISTENT BE COMPLETE BE PROFESSIONAL Follow your chosen citation format.All images, audiovisual files, and quotesshould be cited either on the same slide or on afinal slide.
Step 6: EXTRASKey tips & tricksInsert graphics: Tables, charts, graphsInsert images: SmartArt, Clip Art, web artInsert audiovisual: Audio file, videos, mediaAnimation (graphics/text): It should help & not hinder your point. Make it fun & useful; not distracting. Transition (slides): Point is to move the presentation along. Be aware of your audience.
Practice makes perfectPRACTICEPRACTICEPRACTICEAlways practice your presentation.See how the slides work.See how the animations, videos, or images work.Find any mistakes. Make changes.This is your chance to make the presentation that says,“Wow!”