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Making powerful power points

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Making powerful power points

  1. 1. Making Powerful PowerPoints<br />
  2. 2. Design Principles<br />Ratio of <br />relevant to irrelevant <br />information<br />
  3. 3. The 1-1-7 rule<br />Only one main idea per slide<br />Insert only seven lines of text maximum.<br />Use only seven words per line maximum.<br />The question is thought: does this work?<br />Is this method really good advice?<br />Is this really an appropriate, effective “visual”?<br />This slide has just seven bullet points!<br />
  4. 4. The Effect of an Image<br />Images are a powerful <br />and <br />natural way<br /> for humans <br />to communicate.<br />
  5. 5. Blogs are like sharks<br />A shark must keep moving or die.<br />A blog must be regularly updated or it too will die<br />How often should you update your blog?<br />Some successful blogs are updated once a week, others several times a day.<br />The key is to be consistent.<br />
  6. 6. Blogs are like sharks<br />
  7. 7. Image Sites<br />Morgue file (www.morguefile.com)<br />FlickrCretive Common Pool (www.flickr.com/creativecommons)<br />Image After (www.imageafter.com)<br />Stock.xchng (www.sxc.hu)<br />Everystockphotoserach engine (www.everystockphoto.com)<br />Pics 4 learning (www.pics4learning.com)<br />
  8. 8. Empty Space<br />Emptiness <br />is a <br />powerful design element<br />
  9. 9. Balance<br />Rule of thirds<br />1/3<br />PowerPoints<br />
  10. 10. The Major Four<br />Contrast<br />Repetition<br />Consistent background and type<br />Alignment<br />Connection of elements visually<br />Proximity<br />Group related items together<br />
  11. 11. In Sum<br />visuals that are simple with clear design<br />avoid tired, overused templates<br />Limit bullets<br />Use quality graphics<br />Use complex graphics to support narrative<br />Maximum effect with minimum means<br />See empty space<br />

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