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Half decent powerpoint graphics

  1. 1. How to make half decentgraphics for Powerpoint. By Colin Burrows
  2. 2. TODAYS TOPICS• General Strategy• Organizing Text• Photos• Composition• Colour• Transitions• Final Thoughts
  3. 3. Rule Number One.DON’T BE BORING.
  5. 5. They are designed to appealto the broadest possible audience. They don’t have character.They don’t have YOUR character.
  6. 6. Make it about you.Your audience wants to see youdeliver the content.
  7. 7. Make it about you.If all that mattered was the contentyou could have sent an email.
  8. 8. You have to make a decision: Is this a presentation or Is this a handout
  9. 9. You shouldn’t be printing things anyway.
  10. 10. NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH YOU READ Unless you’re this guy.
  11. 11. NOBODY WANTS TO WATCH YOU READ …or unless you wrote the Harry Potter books. …or unless you just look really good while reading.
  12. 12. These areyour notes.
  13. 13. Keep It Simple, Stupid.
  14. 14. * People have troubleremembering more than 7 things.
  15. 15. • Avoid• Bullets
  16. 16. Bullet points tell people you don’t care enoughto write complete sentences
  17. 17. Remember that decision?
  18. 18. for presentations for handouts A presenter can: Bullet points • Elaborate may seem cryptic • Explain outside the context • Add detail of a presentation. You’d better write something that can stand on its own.
  19. 19. Control the flow. Useanimations
  20. 20. orControl multiple the flow. slides to Use slowthings down animations
  21. 21. Its okay to use lots of slides.
  22. 22. Lots andlots of slides.
  23. 23. They’re
  24. 24. If you have to put a whole bunch of text onone slide then please please please take thetime to organize it into manageable bits ofinformation that people can easily digest
  25. 25. If you have to puta whole bunch of texton one slidethen please please pleasetake the time to organize itinto manageable bitsof informationthat peoplecan easily digest
  26. 26. You can depend on Arial.There’s nothing worsethan formatting yourwhole slide show withsome cool font andhaving it go all screwyon you .
  27. 27. You can depend on Arial.There’s nothing worse thanformatting your whole slide showwith some cool font and having it goall screwy on you .
  28. 28. Using Black on White,despite your most well thought out minimalist intentions, just makes you look lazy.
  29. 29. Maybe try using a little colour.
  30. 30. And then keep changing it to keep people awake.
  31. 31. Photos
  32. 32. センターイメージtranslation: ‘center images’
  33. 33. Re-colour busy photosso they don’t distract from your text
  34. 34. Pictures withwhite backgrounds work the best. Find a way to connect the pictures with the text
  35. 35. Use Large Photos
  36. 36. You don’t wantphotos thatlook like this. ….or like this.
  37. 37. Use Good Quality Free Photos* Requires you to set up an account, but its free.
  38. 38. You can use if you arent profiting of your presentation. like me, I’m a student, I’m not making any money off of this. None, I swear.
  39. 39. 1000 words are worth more than a bad photo.
  40. 40. Its Half time(Let people know where you are in the presentation)
  41. 41. TODAYS TOPICS• General Strategy• Organizing Text• Photos We are here.• Composition• Colour• Transitions• Final Thoughts
  42. 42. Composition1 Guide people through the slide. 23 4 Left to right. Top to bottom.
  43. 43. Single Focal Point - Bansky
  44. 44. Double PaneThis space talks about that space
  45. 45. THERULE
  46. 46. Title this text is 2/3 the size of the title.
  47. 47. Colour
  48. 48. Black & White Monochrome
  49. 49. Cool Colours Warm Colours
  50. 50. Complimentary Split Complimentary Colours Colours
  51. 51. Transitions are not toys.Use them when changing your dialoguefrom one point to another…
  52. 52. …or when changing the looks of your slide (they call them transitions for a reason)
  53. 53. FinalThoughtsGive people hope.Let them knowthis presentationisnt going tolast forever.
  54. 54. For Best ResultsStart your Powerpoint in Wordthen add graphics once you know what to say
  55. 55. Dont put moviesin your Powerpoint.You arent asinterestingas a movieand you don’t wantto follow that.They never reallywork any way.
  56. 56. There are no rules, just think critically
  57. 57. Be Audience Appropriate
  58. 58. Compare how it looks against other thingsyou think look good
  59. 59. try to make somethingyour mom will understand.If your mom understands it,then it makes sense.
  60. 60. If you can be funny then be funny.If you cant be funny then be yourself.Unless you’re boring. (see rule number one)
  61. 61. Final Rule. Tie the endingto the beginning