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Effective Powerpoint Presentations

  1. 1. Effective PowerPoint Presentations Kaan Demiryurek, Nov 2009
  2. 2. There are 300 million PowerPoint users**estimate
  3. 3. 30 million presentations each day**estimate
  4. 4. PowerPoint can be confusing…
  5. 5. …might take long hours
  6. 6. …and sometimes drives crazy!
  7. 7. or…
  8. 8. …can be fun,
  9. 9. …and if successful,
  10. 10. …even can make you happy!
  11. 11. andmakehappy! How?
  12. 12. Audience Message ContentSimplicity Format Visuals
  13. 13. How will they benefit?What to accomplish?What design to use?
  14. 14. What do youwant them toremember?
  15. 15. Will they tell what the message was?
  16. 16. How to deliver the message?
  17. 17. What to include?
  18. 18. would you prefer this?
  19. 19. or this?
  20. 20. WhatWhyWhoWhereWhenHow
  21. 21. http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/
  22. 22. Have a story…
  23. 23. …break it down…
  24. 24. …and put it all together…
  25. 25. …and tell your story
  26. 26. What you are is how you are perceived Rumi
  27. 27. Instructional Technology: A complex integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization, for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating, and managing solutions to those problems in situations in which learning is purposive and controlled (HMRS 5th ed.) Too detailed !
  28. 28. Instructional Technology: A process involving people, procedures & tools for solutions to problems in learning (HMRS 5th ed.) Much Simpler
  29. 29. Instructional Technology;A processinvolving people, procedures, toolsfor solutionsto problems in learning(HMRS 5th ed.) Even Better?
  30. 30. Make it BigKeep it SimpleAdd a little variety and colors
  31. 31. • This is Arial 12• This is Arial 18• This is Arial 24• This is Arial 32• This is Arial 36• This is Arial 44
  32. 32. • This is Arial 12• This is Arial 18 Too Small• This is Arial 24• This is Arial 32• This is Arial 36• This is Arial 44
  33. 33. Look at it from 7 feet away 7 ft
  34. 34. Too many colorsToo Many Fonts and Styles< 6 lines per slide< 7 words per lineSimple fontsE vs. E
  35. 35. This animation is annoying, not enhancing "Appear" and "Disappear" are better
  36. 36. Too distracting ! 7 ft
  37. 37. simple & to the point 7 ft
  38. 38. Use colors to highlight and influence mood
  39. 39. Color WheelOpposite colors complement
  40. 40. Use contrasting colorsLight on dark vs dark on lightUse complementary colorsThe color wheel These colors do not complement
  41. 41. Use contrasting colorsLight on dark vs dark on lightUse complementary colorsThe color wheel Better ?
  42. 42. Pictures to provide contextPhotographs for realismCharts and graphs to minimize dataDo not over do it!
  43. 43. How do we take information during a presentation? Text 7% Visual 55% Vocal 38%Research: Prof. Albert Mehrabian
  44. 44. How do we take information during a presentation?Research: Prof. Albert Mehrabian
  45. 45. Source: Wharton Research Centre & Decker Communications
  46. 46. Choose the right image
  47. 47. Remove background colors
  48. 48. Remove background colorsand use this space...
  49. 49. Crop unwanted portions of the images
  50. 50. What part of the picture?
  51. 51. Three different grounds from the same picture!
  52. 52. Power Points
  53. 53. 1. Place Key Elements of Your Composition at Power Points
  54. 54. 2. Place Key Elements of Your Composition Along Horizontal Lines3. Place Key Elements of Your Composition Along Vertical Lines
  55. 55. Abc efg xyz tyu
  56. 56. Charts and graphs to minimize data
  57. 57. Items Sold in Q1’2002 January February March AprilBlue Balls 20.4 27.4 90 20.4Red Balls 30.6 38.6 34.6 31.6
  58. 58. Items Sold Q1’2002100 90 80 70 60 Blue Balls 50 Red Balls 40 30 20 10 0 January February March April
  59. 59. Items Sold Q1’200210090807060 Blue Balls50 Red Balls40302010 0 January February March April
  60. 60. Data Trend Year Share (%) 1987 32 1988 30 1989 28 1990 27 1991 29 1992 33 1993 38 1994 41 1995 45 1996 48 1997 52 1998 56 1999 59 2000 59 2001 58 2002 59 2003 60 2004 62 2005 63 2006 62 2007 60
  61. 61. Data Trend (%) 63 62 59 59 58 59 60 62 60 56 52 48 45 41 38$ % Share 32 30 33 28 27 29
  62. 62. Shareholding Pattern as of June 30, 2009 of Infosys Shareholder % Shareholding Indian Promoters 16% Banks, FIs, Insurance Companies 4% FIIs 36% Indian Public 16% Others 28%
  63. 63. Shareholding Pattern as of June 30, 2009 of Infosys Indian Promoters 16% Others 28% Banks, FIs, Insu rance Companies 4% Indian Public 16% FIIs 36%
  64. 64. Remember…
  65. 65. Audience Message ContentSimplicity Format Visuals
  66. 66. Also remember…
  67. 67. PowerPoint isjust a tool…
  68. 68. …create your own presentation with it
  69. 69. …and don’t forget to save so often! “CTRL + S”
  70. 70. Thank you…
  71. 71. Back-upSome more examples…

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