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PowerPoint HowTo

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PowerPoint HowTo

  1. 1. THE ‘HOW TO’ FOR AN EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION By: Courtney Zirkel
  2. 2. Simplicity  Less is more  Limit word use  No paragraphs  Grab audience attention  Theme  Graphics  Balance  Flow
  3. 3. Color Harmony Analogous Colors next to each other on the color wheel. Complimentary Colors opposite on the color wheel. Nature Colors based off nature. Saturation Level of color and ‘transparency’
  4. 4. Clip Art/Pictures Illustrations  Avoid ‘cartoony’ look Photographs   Look professional Guide audience
  5. 5. Shapes/WordArt     Appropriate font, color and shape Legible Balance Guidance
  6. 6. Font Serif   Sans-serif Formal & professional Title   Modern & clean Textbox Both  Proper size and color (able to read from distance)  What mood are you creating?  Does it match with theme?
  7. 7. Summary     Less is more Keep constant theme Compliment slides appropriately Balance & Flow
  8. 8. Sources Bates Information & Library Services (2011) PowerPoint: Presentation Tips (http://www.bates.edu/ils/2011/how-do-i/software/powerpoint-presentation-tips/ Clip Art Color Matters (2012) Basic Color Theory (http://www.colormatters.com/color-anddesign/basic-color-theory) Paradi, D. (2014) 10 How to Select and Use Fonts on Presentation Slides (http://www.thinkoutsidetheslide.com/how-to-select-and-use-fonts-on-presentation-slides/) Pinola, M. (2013) How Can I Make My PowerPoint Presentations Amazing? (http://lifehacker.com/how-can-i-make-my-powerpoint-presentations-amazing-507552122) Reynolds, G. (2013) Top Ten Slide Tips (http://www.garrreynolds.com/preso-tips/design/) UPenn (n/a) PowerPoint Dos and Don’ts (http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/workshops/biomed/ppt/dodont.html)

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