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Effective power point presentations

  1. 1. How to make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation<br />By: MichelleCorso<br />
  2. 2. APPEARANCE <br />Make sure there is contrast!<br />Colors that aresimilarcan strain the eyes<br />Keep the theme and word colors simple<br />Having toomany colors can distract the audience<br />
  3. 3. Do<br />Pick readable font<br />Keep font consistent<br />It can be distracting tochange it constantly<br />Align appropriately<br />Misalignment can cause confusion <br />DoN’t<br />Use paragraphs. This can cause clutter on the screen and distract your audience.<br />Write too much information. Keep it simple and speak about one thing at a time. <br />Text<br />
  4. 4. IMAGES<br />But…<br />You can…<br />1) Use more images than text..<br />2) Use images to reinforce your point..<br />3) Give the audience a visual example…<br />1) Use them carefully, it can distract audience.<br />2) Don’t use them to decorate!<br />3) Explain how it correlates with your text.<br />
  5. 5. KISS!<br />Keep It Straight and Simple<br />K<br />I<br />S<br />S<br />Keywords only!<br />No sentences!<br />No paragraphs!<br />Never read your slides! <br />Learn your slides and speak freely!<br />
  6. 6. ADDITIONAL FEATURES<br />Transitions<br />Keep it simple<br />Too much can be distracting<br />The faster the better-don’t keep the audience waiting!<br />Know your audiences maturity level, plan accordingly<br />Animations<br />Use SPARINGLY<br />You want audience to listen to the presenter, not watch the moving text!<br />Its hard for the audience to read because they need to wait for the words to STOP in order to read.<br />
  7. 7. SUMMARY<br />KEEP IT SIMPLE<br />Less is more<br />Don’t clutter the slide, with images or text it can be distracting!<br />KNOW YOUR PRESENTATION<br />Do not read straight from the slides<br />Use the PowerPoint to refer back to in order to reinforce your point, not to explain your position<br />STAY FOCUSED<br />Speak only about topics presented on your slides<br />Allow audience to ask questions at the end of the presentation, not during!<br />
  8. 8. References<br /> Written byDustin W. Max. Retrieved on August 31, 2011. <br /> Written on May 23, 2009. 10 Powerpoint Tips for Preparing a Professional Presentation. Retrieved on August 31, 2011.<br /> Written by Dave Paradi. Ten Secrets For Using PowerPoint Effectively. Retrieved on August 31, 2011. <br />