Navigation slides – tell your audience where you’re going and where you’ve been.
Types of Visuals: Electronic Slides Overhead transparencies – never malfunction; only need a marking pen; impossible to edit; forced to stand next to projector Chalkboards/Whiteboards – effective for small-group sessions Flip Charts – low tech tool for recording comments and questions; keep track of all the ideas the group generates Other visuals - examples include videos or mock-ups and models used by architects and designers
Color – may have a different meaning in certain cultures
Artwork – can be functional or decorative Only use decorative artwork if it supports the message The paint palette clipart is unprofessional and gives a cartoony appearance.
Typefaces and Types Styles Basically limit to two fonts and be sure it is readable; boldface thinner fonts and try to avoid decorative typefaces
What is wrong with this slide?
Too much text, size is small - Guy Kawasaki’s 30-point rule ensures readable and memorable slide content Forces you to distill every idea down to its essential core
Use of all caps
Animations – transition and builds are distractive
Charts – simplify the chart; complex charts and diagrams make good handouts
Team leader will raise their hand and answer the question.
Enhancing presentations with slides and other visuals
with Slides and Other
• Typefaces and Type Styles
• One of the most common
mistakes beginners make – and
one of the chief criticisms
leveled at structured slide
designs in general – is stuffing
slides with too much text. Doing
so overloads the audience with
too much information to fast,
takes attention away from the
speaker by facing people to read
more, and requires the presenter
• tKo euseep s myaolluerr tmypee.ssage
short and simple
• Divide into two teams
• Establish team names
• Establish a team leader/speaker
• Respond in the form of a question.