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POWERPOINT PRESENTATION
DON‟Ts
YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER THE
FOLLOWING…
DO
Choose Serif fonts like
Times New Roman
They are harder to read on a screen
Use san-serif fonts like
Ariel, Gil Sans, or Century Gothic
They are easier on the eye
DO
Underline words for emphasis
People mistake these for
hyperlinks and
they are harder to read.
Vary a font‟s size, or color
for
or group words together *
DO
*Butavoiddoingitallononeslide
Use visually complex fonts
Especially a variety of them
Choose easy to read fonts
&
Stay in a font family
DO
Use fonts that are smaller than
24 points
Any smaller and it can‟t be read easily from a distance
Back up about 2 feet
Watch your presentation
See if you can read everything
DO
with every new slide
Overload
the
viewer
Change
colors
Choose a color palette & layout style
And stick with it
DO
Fill up the screen with lots and lots information
written in sentence form. Or even bullet after bullet
after bullet. The ...
Choose only key points to highlight
Follow a 7 words / 6 lines guideline
Make every slide matter
DO
Use visually complex
backgrounds
Use backgrounds that don‟t
compete with the message
Go crazy with sound effects
and animations*
*Imagine many things spinning
& whizzing around on the page
Change the pace by adding
relevant video and website links*
DO
*Just make sure you‟ve loaded
those pages ahead of time
Include werds that are spellled
incorractly
Include incorrect information
Check your spelling
Proofread each slide
Make sure all information is correct
DO
Overload slides with images
Copy and paste images from
the Internet
Choose images
that match
your message
DO
p.s. That„s jazz great
Dizzy Gillespie looking
for the right picture
Simply read off the screen
Practice ahead of time
Make notes for reference
Look at the audience
DO
Forget to review
your main points
Choose easy to
read fonts &
backgrounds
Follow the same
color scheme &
layout
throughout...
Web Resources
Credit your sources*
1. Colourlovers.com –
great for finding
color palettes
2. Flickr.com –
find free images...
THAT’S IT!
THANKS FOR WATCHING!
Created by K. Covintree
Fall 2010
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Tips for Effective Presentations

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Tips and tricks on how to create a more effective powerpoint presentation

Tips for Effective Presentations

  1. POWERPOINT PRESENTATION DON‟Ts
  2. YOUR BEST TO REMEMBER THE FOLLOWING… DO
  3. Choose Serif fonts like Times New Roman They are harder to read on a screen
  4. Use san-serif fonts like Ariel, Gil Sans, or Century Gothic They are easier on the eye DO
  5. Underline words for emphasis People mistake these for hyperlinks and they are harder to read.
  6. Vary a font‟s size, or color for or group words together * DO *Butavoiddoingitallononeslide
  7. Use visually complex fonts Especially a variety of them
  8. Choose easy to read fonts & Stay in a font family DO
  9. Use fonts that are smaller than 24 points Any smaller and it can‟t be read easily from a distance
  10. Back up about 2 feet Watch your presentation See if you can read everything DO
  11. with every new slide Overload the viewer Change colors
  12. Choose a color palette & layout style And stick with it DO
  13. Fill up the screen with lots and lots information written in sentence form. Or even bullet after bullet after bullet. The visuals in your presentation should help guide your speaking, not replace it. People can read faster than they can speak, and they don‟t want to hear you just read from the slides. Plus, the more you put on a slide, the smaller the text will get and the smaller the text gets, the harder it is to read. Then, you will annoy your audience as they try to follow along, but falter in their attempts. An annoyed audience is not a happy audience and an unhappy audience won‟t really give you the attention your hard and carefully researched presentation deserves. In other words, did you really read all of this? Would you expect your audience to?
  14. Choose only key points to highlight Follow a 7 words / 6 lines guideline Make every slide matter DO
  15. Use visually complex backgrounds
  16. Use backgrounds that don‟t compete with the message
  17. Go crazy with sound effects and animations* *Imagine many things spinning & whizzing around on the page
  18. Change the pace by adding relevant video and website links* DO *Just make sure you‟ve loaded those pages ahead of time
  19. Include werds that are spellled incorractly Include incorrect information
  20. Check your spelling Proofread each slide Make sure all information is correct DO
  21. Overload slides with images Copy and paste images from the Internet
  22. Choose images that match your message DO p.s. That„s jazz great Dizzy Gillespie looking for the right picture
  23. Simply read off the screen
  24. Practice ahead of time Make notes for reference Look at the audience DO
  25. Forget to review your main points Choose easy to read fonts & backgrounds Follow the same color scheme & layout throughout Use animation, sound, & images with care Proofread and spellcheck each slide Review your slideshow from a distance & practice Credit your sources
  26. Web Resources Credit your sources* 1. Colourlovers.com – great for finding color palettes 2. Flickr.com – find free images open to public use 3. Slideshare.net – see how others approach the same idea DO *Images can be sited throughout the presentation or on the very last slide Huber, Elaine. “PPT Dos and Don‟ts.” accessed Oct. 25, 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/elainehub er/ppts-dos-and-donts. Desjardins, Jesse. “Steal this presentation.” accessed Oct. 22, 2010. http://www.slideshare.net/GlobalGos sip/ steal-this-presentation-5038209. Marcello, Tom. “Dizzy Gillespie – contact sheet.” accessed Oct. 26, 2010. http://www.flickr.com/photos/tommarcello/43 5710613/in/faves-78239079@N00/. Works Used & Consulted
  27. THAT’S IT! THANKS FOR WATCHING! Created by K. Covintree Fall 2010

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