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Avoiding PowerPointlessness: Creating Engaging Presentations


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Creating Engaging Presentations

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Avoiding PowerPointlessness: Creating Engaging Presentations

  1. 1. Avoiding PowerPoint(lessness) Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations
  2. 2. Plan Purge Preparation is Key
  3. 3. Presentation vs. Documentation
  4. 4. Crop Images to Create Focus
  5. 5. The Rule of Thirds The rule of thirds is a compositional rule of thumb in photography and other visual arts such as painting and design. The rule states that an image can be divided into nine equal parts by two equally-spaced horizontal lines and two equally-spaced vertical lines. The four points formed by the intersections of these lines can be used to align features in the photograph.
  6. 6. OR
  7. 7. Rule of Thirds
  8. 8. The Audience Can Read
  9. 9. Idea per Slide
  10. 10. Support Message with Color
  11. 11. What does the color White mean to you?
  12. 12. Pure Health Perfection Safety High tech, Scientific Simple Clean
  13. 13. What does the color What Does Red Say to You? Red mean to you?
  14. 14. Energy Passionate Powerful Determination Emotionally Intense Emergency
  15. 15. What does the color Blue mean to you?
  16. 16. Knowledge Power Integrity Seriousness Contrast
  17. 17. Pick Images over Templates
  18. 18. Use San Serif Arial Avoid Serif Times Helvetica Typewriter Verdana Lucida Calibri Baskerville
  19. 19. 1. C.R.A.P 2. Master slide 3. Subtle transitions 4. Blank Slide or “B”key 5. If bullets: 1 line of text 6. 30 point font minimum 7. Practice with equipment 8. 10 Slides - 20 Minutes - 30 Font Size
  20. 20. PowerPoint Alternatives Prezi and Prezi examples Slideshare 5 Presentation Alternatives PowToon SlideRocket Beyond PowerPoint: Emerging Technologies