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PowerPoint
The Do’s and Don’ts
By Anna Monteil
Bullets
• Keep it simple
• This slide has just the right amount
• of words.
Bullets
• Don’t do them over here
• Or here
• Less is more…
• 3 bullets or less is
• the rule of thumb.
• There are too ma...
Background
• Pretty
• Simple
• Not distracting
• Consistent
Background
• DON’T make your background apocalyptic.
Contrast & Color
• Light backgrounds, dark color font
• Dark background, light color font
• Don’t blind your audience, or ...
Contrast & Color
• See what I mean?
• You can’t even read this!
• Make sure your colors make sense
with your background.
•...
Graphics
• Again, less is
more.
• A picture is
great when
trying to get a
point across but
you don’t want
too much
informa...
Let’s not make
the baby cry
with too many
pictures on
one slide.
Don’t use too
many (more than
one really) object
transitions!
They’re
distracting and
make baby cry.
Rule of Four
Make
Groups
of
Four
Rule of Four
Do This Really
Not Doesn’t Hard
Make Work To
Long And Follow
Lists Is Do you compute?
Fonts
• Use simple fonts
• Use pretty fonts
• Consistently use fonts throughout
every slide.
Fonts
I’m sorry what?
• Don’t use fonts that are
ridiculous to read.
• It’s silly and cannot be read.
• There are lots of ...
Font Effects
• Does something need to be
emphasized?
• Use bolding, Italics, or
underlining.
• The effects will draw atten...
Font Effects
• However, remember less is
more.
• Do not over use bolding, Italics,
or underlining.
• The effects can be di...
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  1. 1. PowerPoint The Do’s and Don’ts By Anna Monteil
  2. 2. Bullets • Keep it simple • This slide has just the right amount • of words.
  3. 3. Bullets • Don’t do them over here • Or here • Less is more… • 3 bullets or less is • the rule of thumb. • There are too many bullets • On this • Slide • And there are too many words, which equals too many things to talk about.
  4. 4. Background • Pretty • Simple • Not distracting • Consistent
  5. 5. Background • DON’T make your background apocalyptic.
  6. 6. Contrast & Color • Light backgrounds, dark color font • Dark background, light color font • Don’t blind your audience, or contrast too much. • Be consistent
  7. 7. Contrast & Color • See what I mean? • You can’t even read this! • Make sure your colors make sense with your background. • Yellow is horrible, don’t use it. • Don’t fly your words in either! Wow, I think I have motion sickness now!
  8. 8. Graphics • Again, less is more. • A picture is great when trying to get a point across but you don’t want too much information on one slide. Klamath County is one beautiful place.
  9. 9. Let’s not make the baby cry with too many pictures on one slide.
  10. 10. Don’t use too many (more than one really) object transitions! They’re distracting and make baby cry.
  11. 11. Rule of Four Make Groups of Four
  12. 12. Rule of Four Do This Really Not Doesn’t Hard Make Work To Long And Follow Lists Is Do you compute?
  13. 13. Fonts • Use simple fonts • Use pretty fonts • Consistently use fonts throughout every slide.
  14. 14. Fonts I’m sorry what? • Don’t use fonts that are ridiculous to read. • It’s silly and cannot be read. • There are lots of other fonts, use those. • Can you read this font from far away?
  15. 15. Font Effects • Does something need to be emphasized? • Use bolding, Italics, or underlining. • The effects will draw attention. • Difference colors work too!
  16. 16. Font Effects • However, remember less is more. • Do not over use bolding, Italics, or underlining. • The effects can be distracting.

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