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Basic rules powerpoint


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Basic rules powerpoint

  1. 1. Basic rules for making Powerpoint Presentations Some tips to make your presentations presentable
  2. 2. Basic rules for making Powerpoint Presentations Some tips to make your presentations presentable
  3. 3. Connect with Audience • Who is your audience? • Relevance • Appropriate Knowledge
  4. 4. Keep it simple • Make bulleted points easy to read and understand. • Use concise wording. • Bullets are focal points – The presenter provides elaboration. • Keep font size large.
  5. 5. Bullet points • Generally, left-justify bullets • Easy to follow • Neat
  6. 6. Background • Stick to a single background • It is the stage for your information
  7. 7. Use Contrasting Colors • Light colors on dark background. • Dark colors on light background.
  8. 8. Contrast • Contrast is important • Light text on a semi-dark background • The eye is attached to the light
  9. 9. Graphics and Style • Graphics or Style – keep it simple • The medium is not the message • The information is the message
  10. 10. Clip Art & Graphics • A few excellent graphics are better than many poor ones. • Use sparingly!
  11. 11. No Information Overload • Too much information will overload audience capacity to understand and remember • Rule of Four- Group items by 4 • Example- a table with 12 Items should be displayed in 3 groups of 4
  12. 12. Follow the Rule of Four Don’t list: more than four items like this column here If necessary: make groups of 4 items make groups of 4 items
  13. 13. Proximity Viewers group elements into units, which they can attend to and remember Words that move together are understood to belong together Labels that are closer to object are seen as belonging together
  14. 14. Words compatible with image • Blue, Red, Green, or Yellow • Blue, Red, Green, or Yellow
  15. 15. Fonts • Employ only a few - stick to familiar fonts • Stay away from gimmicky fonts unless for a theme. • Keep type sizes consistent. • DON’T USE ALL CAPS.
  16. 16. Perceptual Differences • Attention is drawn to large perceptual differences • Different colors, font sizes, styles will draw attention • Emphasis on important points, graphics etc.
  17. 17. Perceptual Differences • Use Bold, italics, or a change in color for emphasis • Two properties must differ by a large enough proportion, or they will not be distinguished. • Typically applies to font styles and colors, and backgrounds that interfere
  18. 18. Do’s and Don'ts
  19. 19. Do Use visually simple fonts
  20. 20. Do vary font for emphasis or to group words together
  21. 21. Don’t Avoid Text Overload Having too much text on the screen can defeat the purpose of using PowerPoint. The slides begin to look like a jumble of text, making slides difficult to read and unrecognizable from each other. People will either try to read everything or copy everything down or they will lose interest. List only the key points. If you have more info to include use more slides or create handouts.
  22. 22. Don’t Don’t underline because words that contain letters like g, p, y will get cut off
  23. 23. Your Assignment Make a Powerpoint
  24. 24. Your Assignment The slide should contain examples of the following elements
  25. 25. Your Assignment 1. Background Contrast 2. Word Transitions 3. Object transitions 4. Bullet Points 5. Word amount 6. Background 7. Font 8. Graphics 9. Lists 10.Font effects (bold, underline, italics, etc) See Handout
  26. 26. Your Assignment Alternate a “good” example with a “bad” example.” E.g. Slide 1: Clear Background Slide 2: Busy Background
  27. 27. Your Assignment 1. Upload it to Slideshare 2. Embed it on your Webpage