Effective PowerPoint


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Effective PowerPoint

  1. 1. Chad King Beaverton High School May 20, 2010
  2. 2. <ul><li>Select san serif fonts </li></ul><ul><li>No smaller than 24 points </li></ul><ul><li>Each page should have a title </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid italicized words </li></ul><ul><li>No more than 6-8 words per line </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Use the 6 x 6 rule for bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Use contrast </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dark text on light background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Light text on dark background </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Do not use ALL CAPS except for titles </li></ul><ul><li>Test font by standing six feet from monitor </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Keep the background consistent </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the background subtle </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the design clean and uncluttered </li></ul><ul><li>Limit number of transitions </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid flashy or noisy animations </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Use clipart sparingly </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same style graphic throughout </li></ul><ul><li>Limit number of graphics </li></ul><ul><li>All graphics should relate to the presentation </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Limit the number of colors on a single screen </li></ul><ul><li>Use no more than four colors on a chart </li></ul><ul><li>Check all colors on a projection screen before presentation </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Check spelling and grammar </li></ul><ul><li>Do not read the presentation </li></ul><ul><li>Give a brief overview at start, present information, review important points </li></ul><ul><li>Have bulleted item appear one at a time </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Use a wireless mouse </li></ul><ul><li>If sound effects are used, wait until sound finishes before speaking </li></ul><ul><li>If content is complex, give audience hand0uts </li></ul><ul><li>Do not turn your back to the audience </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Practice before you present </li></ul><ul><li>Show up early to test equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Turn off screen savers and power management </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you </li></ul><ul><li>Provide the audience with contact information if they have questions </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid dark backgrounds if presenting in a poorly-lit room </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid light backgrounds if presenting in a well-lit room </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Contact… </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Chad King </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Beaverton High School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>989-246-3010 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul></ul>