Be Brief• Limit what you put on slides• Focus on Key Points
Be Concise Whenever Possible This Not This• Herman Goering • Herman Wilhelm Goering was born on January 12th in• Born Jan. 12, 1893 1893. He was a German• Hitler’s chosen politician, military leader, successor, and and leading member of the Nazi party. He was not only commander of the Hitler’s chosen successor, Luftwaffe (German Air he was also the commander Force) of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).
Make Sure that the Text is Easily Readable• Cannot be easily read • Can be easily read• Cannot be easily read • Can be easily read• Cannot be easily read • Can be easily read •Make sure that the colors do not blend in with the background easily. •Even if you can read in on your screen, it may be difficult to read when presenting.
Text Size• Make sure the text size is large• Never less than 18 font size
Repetition• Do not use different • Use the same fonts and fonts and colors font colors throughout. throughout the PowerPoint. • It helps a great deal in keeping the audience• It can be very distracting to from getting distracted. the learner.• The presentation can quickly lose it’s influence on the audience.
Flow• Make sure the presentation has an order• Information is appropriately grouped
Exceptions• PowerPoint as Handouts/Notes• Reference Slides• Slides with specific examples
What to do When Animating your PowerPoint (Adding an Effect)• Slide Animation -> Custom Animation• Keep a few things in mind.• If you choose to animate the text, make sure that you have it animate by text box or sentence• Never by word or letter• Do not animate too much on one slide
Sound Effects• Sound effects can also be added to the animations• Can be distracting• Try to limit or not use them at all• Make sure they have a purpose
Mock Presentation• It’s always good to go through a little trial and error before the final presentation.• Have a group of people watch your presentation.• Afterwards, have them give you some feedback• Practice makes perfect!
Remember to Have Fun• Remember to have fun with it.• Be creative and imaginative.