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Effective power pointseminar

  1. 1. Effective PowerPoint Mary Helen Hendrix IDC Director
  2. 2. Always Keep In Mind Everything is best for something and worst for something else. The trick is knowing what is what, for what, when, for whom, where, and most importantly, why. - Bill Buxton
  3. 3. Agenda • Key Elements • Options for Enhancing Presentations • Additional Resources • Question & Answer
  4. 4. Why Use PowerPoint? • Adaptable • Accessible • Target multiple modalities • Reinforce content • Focus attention on content • Create supplemental materials
  5. 5. Number 1 Rule of PowerPoint Just because you can, does NOT mean you should
  6. 6. Key Elements • Size/Fonts • Transition • Images • Sound • Color • Animation • Hyperlinks
  7. 7. Font Size • Can you read this? (14 pts) • Can you read this? (16 pts) • Can you read this? (18 pts) • Can you read this? (20 pts) • Can you read this? (24 pts) • Can you read this? (28 pts) • Can you read this? (32 pts)
  8. 8. Font Type Serif Font Times Roman, Garamond, Georgia Sans Serif Font Arial, Tahoma, Verdana
  9. 9. Font Personality • Appearance of font gives a certain mood • Meaning of the words are effected by the font
  10. 10. Text Tips • Six words per line • Use numbers sparingly • Three to six points per slide • Limit to twenty words per slide • Do NOT use all caps
  11. 11. 10/20/30 Rule • 10 slides • 20 minutes of talk • 30 minimum font size
  12. 12. Transition Consistency is the Key • Consistent Color Schemes • Consistent formatting • Avoid Distractions
  13. 13. Transition
  14. 14. Images • Reinforce/Expand Content –Example • Replace Text • Use Good Quality • Viewable at a Distance
  15. 15. Image Tips • Maintain balance • Design not decoration • Big, clear, relevant • Left placement leads eye to text
  16. 16. Sound • Support or Extend Content –Example • Issues to consider –Transport with presentation –Use with care, can be distracting
  17. 17. Color • Contrast Text & Background Dark Background with Light Text Light Background with Dark Text Dark Background with Light Text Dark Background with Dark Text Light Background with Light Text Light Background with Light Text
  18. 18. Color • Cool for background Warm for foreground • Dark room: dark background • Light room: light background • Three colors per presentation • Don't use only color to indicate something specific
  19. 19. Color Symbolism • Think of your audience – Cultural – Age – Class – Gender • Example: white Native America: Peace and happiness. China: Death, mourning India: unhappiness Japan: death Eastern: Funerals, mourning Western: Brides, angels, doctors,
  20. 20. Pick the Orange Hat
  21. 21. Consider Color Sensitivity
  22. 22. Consider Color Sensitivity Normal Red/Green Blue/Yellow
  23. 23. Animation Tips • Support, Not Distract • Make Fit Content • No Transition is Just Fine • Multiple Transition Types Annoy
  24. 24. Bad Example Rubbish, Inc Testimonials – Robert Johnson: “I use Rubbish, Inc. for all my rubbish requirements- it’s their professional staff and their famously trashy service that really makes the difference.” – John Robertson: “Without Rubbish, Inc. life is just a sequence of days extending one after another; a giant garbage heap, signifying nothing.”
  25. 25. Animation • Control Order of Appearance –Good for quizzing • Focus Audience Attention • Can be Distracting • Lost when saving as Web page
  26. 26. Hyperlinks • Access supplemental material • Pose and answer questions • Omit slides • Non-Linear presentations
  27. 27. Presentation Tips • To temporarily clear screen press W or B • Tell the truth • Get to the point • Choose the right format for the data • Focus on the important • Keep it SIMPLE
  28. 28. Key Elements Examples • Less Effective Gettysburg Address • More Effective Gettysburg Address
  29. 29. Summary • Communication is the key • Text supports the communication • Pictures simplify complex concepts • Animations for complex relationships • Visuals to support, not to distract • Sounds only when absolutely necessary
  30. 30. Some Final Words • PowerPoint as an aid to presentation, not the presentation • Exterior Content and Interior Content are different • Know your presentation space – execute your gestures and volume accordingly
  31. 31. KNOW WHEN TO STOP
  32. 32. References • Catalyst Teaching: Enhance Presentations: • Addressing Diverse Learning Styles Through the Use of Multimedia • The Making of the Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation • The Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation • Ten Secrets for Using PowerPoint Effectively • Color Vision Stimulator
  33. 33. Question and Answer
  34. 34. Supplemental Slides Follow
  35. 35. Are Serif or Sans Serif fonts better for presentations? Answer: Sans Serif fonts
  36. 36. What is the number 1 rule of PowerPoint? Answer
  37. 37. Interesting Acoustic Instruments From the Chrysalis Foundation Chrysalis Harmonic/Melodic Canon Diamond Mirimamba GlassdanceBase Mirimamba
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