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Creating An Effective Power Point

How to create an effective PowerPoint brought to you by RAFS.

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Creating An Effective Power Point

  1. 1. Creating an Effective PowerPoint The quick and easy guide R.A.F.S. Education
  2. 2. FONTS <ul><li>Size 24 or larger. </li></ul><ul><li>Use Arial or Helvetica. </li></ul><ul><li>Times New Roman is harder to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Italicized words are harder to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Use the same font throughout. </li></ul><ul><li>(Change colors, sizes, etc.) </li></ul>
  3. 3. COLOR <ul><li>Light colors on dark backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Dark colors on light backgrounds. </li></ul><ul><li>Bright colors can be hard to read. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't use too much color on one slide. </li></ul>
  4. 4. SLIDES <ul><li>6-8 words per line. </li></ul><ul><li>Larger font for titles: Smaller for text. </li></ul><ul><li>Use all caps on TITLES only. </li></ul><ul><li>Too many numbers can become confusing. </li></ul><ul><li>If using bullets, use 6X6 rule: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>6 lines and 6 words or less on a line. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. IMAGES <ul><li>Not too many per slide. </li></ul><ul><li>Use them only when necessary. </li></ul><ul><li>Relate them to the idea of the slide. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't have them take up all the space. </li></ul><ul><li>You don't want to confuse people. </li></ul>
  6. 6. TRANSITIONS <ul><li>Don't use a lot of them. </li></ul><ul><li>One throughout the presentation is fine. </li></ul><ul><li>Your presentation will run smoother. </li></ul>
  7. 7. ANIMATIONS/SOUNDS <ul><li>Not recommended unless needed. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be distracting. </li></ul>
  8. 8. A Basic “How-To” Brought to you by R.A.F.S. Education