Intro to PPT with Presentation Zen

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Intro to PPT with Presentation Zen

  1. 1. Presentation Zen Inpsired by Garr Reynolds Presented by Cynthia Chandler cchandler@nu.edu Original Slides by Nick Dvoracek
  2. 2. The strength of presentations Use to focus & direct attention
  3. 3. The strength of presentations 1 what •One idea per slide •Don’t dilute your message
  4. 4. or Put as little as you can on each slide!
  5. 5. Nicholas Negroponte Being digital Atoms Bits Slides, overheads .htm, .ppt, .jpg Costly Costly to copy Costly to move Cheap -D or Ctrl-D You’ve got mail!
  6. 6. Everything has the same emphasis Can’t tell what’s important
  7. 7. Title • Point • Point • point
  8. 8. Don’t tell me!
  9. 9. Use diagrams
  10. 10. models
  11. 11. maps Appleburg Winneburg Oshburg
  12. 12. Pictures Cool!
  13. 13. Charts
  14. 14. The Basics
  15. 15. The idea is sequencing
  16. 16. Presentation problems • Reading • Making others read • Showing off • Pontificating • Hiding • Title, point, point, point
  17. 17. Presentation problems • Reading • Making others read • Showing off • Pontificating • Hiding • Title, point, point, point
  18. 18. Presentation problems Reading
  19. 19. Presentation problems Making others read
  20. 20. Presentation problems Showing off
  21. 21. The idea is sequencing … not animation
  22. 22. Don’t let your presentation compete with your message
  23. 23. • Movement effects are attention getting • if used sparingly • The default effect is Fly from left
  24. 24. Motion sickness • Caused by difference between • visual field • inner ear perception • Motion soon becomes repetitive • Nobody notices anymore • Until someone throws up
  25. 25. • Save flashy transitions and emphasis effects for • Gives pacing and dynamics to your presentations
  26. 26. • Stay low key Dissolv Smooth and subtle e Wipe Revealing!
  27. 27. Presentations with PowerPoint
  28. 28. Background issues
  29. 29. Background issues Contrast Use light objects on a dark backgound
  30. 30. Background issues Contrast Or dark objects on a light backgound
  31. 31. Low contrast is difficult to read Even with strongly contrasting colors Low contrast is difficult to read Even with strongly contrasting colors
  32. 32. (Darker than background) What looks good on your monitor (Lighter than background) May not look good projected High contrast has more impact!
  33. 33. Type issues
  34. 34. Type issues Legibility • Bigger type is easier to read • If you need to use smaller type, you probably have to much on the slide. • 36 pt minimum for all text. • 24 pt. minimum for graphics
  35. 35. Type issues Legibility
  36. 36. Type issues Legibility Normal upper and lower case is easier to read than ALL CAPITALS
  37. 37. Type issues Legibility Normal upper and lower case is always easier to read than ALL CAPITALS
  38. 38. Type issues Legibility Normal upper and lower case is always easier to read than ALL CAPITALS Use bold, italics, size, colors for emphasis
  39. 39. Type issues Legibility Legibility LEGIBILITY • Upper and lower case words form unique shapes • All upper case words are all rectangles
  40. 40. Type issues Legibility Legibility LEGIBILITY All upper case takes up more room without adding legibility
  41. 41. Type issues Mixing type styles Combine normal, bold, italic, bold italic within a typeface freely Use to define function For emphasis Never underline
  42. 42. Type issues
  43. 43. Align Group Power Layer The power of computer graphics is at your fingertips
  44. 44. Less is more Appleburg Winneburg Oshburg

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