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Presentation Making Guidelines Key Points of Making Presentations <ul><li>Doncho Minkov </li></ul><ul><li>Telerik Corporat...
Table of Contents <ul><li>Clearing the Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting the Information </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started...
Clearing the Idea What to Include? What to Exclude?
<ul><li>Use  mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle  </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea
<ul><li>Use  mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>Use  mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>Use  mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>Use  mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul>...
<ul><li>Use  mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle  </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul>...
Presentation making Before Collect Mind mapping Research Clear the Idea Making Styling Arranging
Clearing the Idea (2) <ul><li>At the end you should have something like a  Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or at l...
While Clearing the Idea <ul><li>Know your audience! </li></ul>Remember  the complexity How detailed should it be?
Collecting the Information
Collecting  the  Information How  to do it? Blogs Books Google Colleagues
Collecting the Information Live Demo
Getting Started
Getting Started What we have so far? <ul><li>Table of Contents ( mind map ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bunch of  materials </li></ul>
Getting Started <ul><li>You should make sure that your presentations are well structured, organized and consistent </li></...
Formatting the Content How to Format the Information?
Key Principles <ul><li>Key principles of presentation creation </li></ul>Keep the sentences short Keep the text on slide s...
Example of  Bad  Presentation <ul><li>Hello! My name is Doncho Minkov and today we will talk about HTML Fundamentals. We w...
Content Formatting Avoid &quot; all words slides &quot; Keep lines up to  7 (+/-2)   for a slide Limit the bullet points t...
Content Formatting (2) <ul><li>When too  much text  on a slide </li></ul>The audience  starts  reading  and  not   listeni...
Arranging the Content <ul><li>Example of a bad slide </li></ul>This could be split into at least four bullet points (4 sen...
Arranging the Content <ul><li>Can be easily transformed in two slides </li></ul>
Styling of the Content What Background, Font and Colors to Use?
Use contrast  background  and  foreground ! Dark  background and light  foreground? Light  background and  dark  foregroun...
Example of a Badly Selected Background and Colors <ul><li>Can anything be seen? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardly </li></ul></u...
Font Contrast  to the  background Consistent Large Use  common   font faces Gives  impression  of  professionalism
Example of a  Badly Selected Font <ul><li>What if I choose such a Font? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look Good? </li></ul...
Avoid Fancy Colors! <ul><li>Sample text with different colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This  is an  example  how  not to use ...
Using PPT Templates Build-In and Professional Templates
What is a PTT Template? <ul><li>This is a ready template for your presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined font colors ...
PowerPoint Templates <ul><li>There are some built-in templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But can also be downloaded from the w...
Styling the Content Live Demo
Decorations It is Almost Over
What to  decorate ? <ul><ul><ul><li>Title slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contents slides </li></ul></ul></ul><...
Final Touches (2) <ul><li>The pictures/images should not be random </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This only makes the presentation ...
Tips and Tricks Media, Animations
Animations? Very  pretty So  Shiny ! But  Harmful Or  may  be… Takes  time   to make
Summary <ul><li>Clearing the Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting the Information </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul...
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  1. 1. Presentation Making Guidelines Key Points of Making Presentations <ul><li>Doncho Minkov </li></ul><ul><li>Telerik Corporation </li></ul><ul><li>www.telerik.com </li></ul>Technical Trainer
  2. 2. Table of Contents <ul><li>Clearing the Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting the Information </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting the Content </li></ul><ul><li>Styling of the Content </li></ul><ul><li>Using PPT Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  3. 3. Clearing the Idea What to Include? What to Exclude?
  4. 4. <ul><li>Use mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea
  5. 5. <ul><li>Use mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea Topic
  6. 6. <ul><li>Use mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make more circles </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea Smth Smth Smth Smth Topic
  7. 7. <ul><li>Use mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make more circles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with the first </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea Smth Smth Smth Smth Topic
  8. 8. <ul><li>Use mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make more circles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with the first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the most important circles </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea Topic Smth Smth Smth Smth
  9. 9. <ul><li>Use mind mappings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Draw a circle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Write the topic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make more circles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Connect with the first </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Select the most important circles </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Remove the rest </li></ul></ul>Clearing the Idea Smth Smth Smth Topic
  10. 10. Presentation making Before Collect Mind mapping Research Clear the Idea Making Styling Arranging
  11. 11. Clearing the Idea (2) <ul><li>At the end you should have something like a Table of Contents </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Or at least a blueprint, something to begin with </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Mind mapping software </li></ul><ul><ul><li>FreeMind </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iMindMap </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc… </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. While Clearing the Idea <ul><li>Know your audience! </li></ul>Remember the complexity How detailed should it be?
  13. 13. Collecting the Information
  14. 14. Collecting the Information How to do it? Blogs Books Google Colleagues
  15. 15. Collecting the Information Live Demo
  16. 16. Getting Started
  17. 17. Getting Started What we have so far? <ul><li>Table of Contents ( mind map ) </li></ul><ul><li>Bunch of materials </li></ul>
  18. 18. Getting Started <ul><li>You should make sure that your presentations are well structured, organized and consistent </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not a random list of bullet points with no logical order </li></ul></ul>
  19. 19. Formatting the Content How to Format the Information?
  20. 20. Key Principles <ul><li>Key principles of presentation creation </li></ul>Keep the sentences short Keep the text on slide small Use high contrast colors Use as large fonts as possible
  21. 21. Example of Bad Presentation <ul><li>Hello! My name is Doncho Minkov and today we will talk about HTML Fundamentals. We will see the basics of the H yper- T ext- M arkup L anguage and will explain what is a tag in HTML, the parts of a HTML document, and some of the tags…. </li></ul><a> this is the tag 'a'. 'a' comes from anchor and this tag is used for redirecting from one HTML document to another… bla bla bla
  22. 22. Content Formatting Avoid &quot; all words slides &quot; Keep lines up to 7 (+/-2) for a slide Limit the bullet points to 4-8 Make text into bullet points Words
  23. 23. Content Formatting (2) <ul><li>When too much text on a slide </li></ul>The audience starts reading and not listening The audience could fall asleep Less flexible for the speaker
  24. 24. Arranging the Content <ul><li>Example of a bad slide </li></ul>This could be split into at least four bullet points (4 sentences) The title is not fully corresponding with the content
  25. 25. Arranging the Content <ul><li>Can be easily transformed in two slides </li></ul>
  26. 26. Styling of the Content What Background, Font and Colors to Use?
  27. 27. Use contrast background and foreground ! Dark background and light foreground? Light background and dark foreground? or
  28. 28. Example of a Badly Selected Background and Colors <ul><li>Can anything be seen? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Image if the sun is lighting the screen </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This looks much better! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>But generally this background is too fancy </li></ul></ul>
  29. 29. Font Contrast to the background Consistent Large Use common font faces Gives impression of professionalism
  30. 30. Example of a Badly Selected Font <ul><li>What if I choose such a Font? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look Good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Does it look good? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No it doesn't! </li></ul></ul>
  31. 31. Avoid Fancy Colors! <ul><li>Sample text with different colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sample text with non contrast colors </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>This is an example how not to use colors </li></ul></ul>
  32. 32. Using PPT Templates Build-In and Professional Templates
  33. 33. What is a PTT Template? <ul><li>This is a ready template for your presentations </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined font colors and faces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined places for the titles, contents, etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Defined background </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Etc. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sometimes it is a good idea to use templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not all ready templates are good </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spares you thinking of the right color </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>They are made by designers </li></ul></ul>
  34. 34. PowerPoint Templates <ul><li>There are some built-in templates </li></ul><ul><ul><li>But can also be downloaded from the web </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples of free PPT templates: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.presentationpoint.com/powerpoint-templates / </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.templateswise.com / </li></ul></ul>
  35. 35. Styling the Content Live Demo
  36. 36. Decorations It is Almost Over
  37. 37. What to decorate ? <ul><ul><ul><li>Title slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Contents slides </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>In all empty places of the presentation </li></ul></ul></ul>
  38. 38. Final Touches (2) <ul><li>The pictures/images should not be random </li></ul><ul><ul><li>This only makes the presentation more distracting </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The pictures should be connected with the subject </li></ul><ul><ul><li>i.e. if the title is &quot; C# OOP &quot; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Good picture is Bad picture is </li></ul></ul></ul>
  39. 39. Tips and Tricks Media, Animations
  40. 40. Animations? Very pretty So Shiny ! But Harmful Or may be… Takes time to make
  41. 41. Summary <ul><li>Clearing the Idea </li></ul><ul><li>Collecting the Information </li></ul><ul><li>Getting Started </li></ul><ul><li>Formatting the Content </li></ul><ul><li>Styling of the Content </li></ul><ul><li>Using PPT Templates </li></ul><ul><li>Decorations </li></ul><ul><li>Tips and Tricks </li></ul><ul><li>Summary </li></ul>
  42. 42. Presentation Making Guidelines

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