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Guidelines on Developing
Effective PowerPoint
Presentation
07 January 2014
Aim
• To help you to create effective presentation
• Help in avoiding common pitfalls in
PowerPoint presentation
• To reveal some of the hidden but useful
features in PowerPoint
2
Assumptions
• You are familiar with PowerPoint interface
• You have already tried and generated
PowerPoint slides
• You use presentation software on a regular
basis
3
Do we really need a PowerPoint ?
4
Star of the show is . . . ?
Most Common PowerPoint Mistakes
• Don’t put every word on PowerPoint
• Use Spell Check before Presenting
• Avoid Excessive Use of Bullets
• Bad Color Schemes
• Useable Data Vs. Total Number of Slides
• Use of Animation
• Font Analysis
6
Limit Bullet Points & Text
• Slides support the speaker
• Less text or NO text
7
Keep it Simple
• Star of the show
• Have plenty of white space
8
Too Much Text
9
This is Better
10
Even Better
11
Limit Transitions and
Animations
• Do Not Over Use Slide Animations
• A simple Wipe or Move Left to Right is
OK
12
Use High Quality Graphics
• Flicker
• Google
• Stock.xchng
• Fotolia
• Shutter stock
13
 
Try to Avoid Clip Art Like
This
This is more effective
and professional
Use of Clip Art
14
Use Appropriate Charts
15
Use Colors Well
• Cool (Blue and Green)
• Warm (Orange, Red, Yellow)
• Lighting Arrangements
Determine The Feel You Want16
17
Create Moods With Colors
Professional
Restrained
Mature
Dynamic
Luxurious
Fresh
Color Persuades
• YELLOW: Enhances Learning Up to 78%
• BLUE: Increases Participation & Motivation
Up To 80%
• RED: Outsells Black and White
18
Font Analysis
• Courier New: Organized and
Structured
• Mistral: Artistic
• Times New Roman: Lazy, Apathetic,
Unimaginative [Always uses the default]
19
Use of Animations
• Do NOT use sound effects with
animations
20
Slide Master
• Use Slide Master
21
Slides Background
• Use Your Own Background
22
Star of the show is . . . ?
24
Thanks . . .
Guidelines on Developing Effective PowerPoint Presentation

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