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Tips on PowerPoint. Improving Your Presentations. Objectives. Purpose of presentations ... Effective Presentation Tips (cont) Watch the 'uhs' and 'ums' ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Tips on PowerPoint


1
Tips on PowerPoint
  • Improving Your Presentations

2
Objectives
  • Purpose of presentations
  • Contrast
  • Image Use
  • Fonts Use
  • 7 x 7 Rule
  • Slide Transitions Custom Animations
  • Other Design Tips
  • Effective Presentation Tips

3
Purpose of a Presentation
  • Presentations should
  • Inform
  • Persuade
  • Entertain
  • A slide show is only a support tool
  • like note cards
  • It should never be the presentation itself
  • An effective slide show will enhance the
    presentation

4
Contrast
  • Contrast is the relation of background color to
    foreground color
  • Opposite colors usually work best
  • Design templates typically have good contrast
  • Be consistent with your design use
  • See next slides for examples of good and bad
    contrast

5
Contrast Examples
  • Best Contrast
  • Dark on Light
  • Bad Contrast 2
  • Dark on Dark
  • OK Contrast
  • Light on Dark
  • Bad Contrast 3
  • Harsh colors
  • Bad Contrast 1
  • Light on light
  • Images as background
  • See next 2 slides

6
Uga V
Bad Contrast with Image
  • The best mascot ever
  • Currently deceased
  • Buried in Sanford Stadium

7
Uga V
Good Contrast with Image
  • The best mascot ever
  • Currently deceased
  • Buried in Sanford Stadium

8
Using Images
  • Clip art/images can be effective
  • Make sure they fit the content of slide
  • Images should enhance or reinforce content (see
    next slide)
  • Images are not always needed!

9
Uga V
  • The best mascot ever
  • Currently deceased
  • Buried in Sanford Stadium

10
Consistent Font Use
  • All titles should use same font and size
  • All bullet and sub-bullets should be consistent
  • Use no more than 3 font sizes
  • Select fonts that are easily read
  • Scripts and others can be hard to read

11
Be Concise 7x7 Rule
  • Keep text to approx. 7 lines per slide
  • Keep lines to approx. 7 words
  • Think of slide as a note card
  • Short statements
  • No complete sentences if at all possible
  • This means no period at the end of lines

12
Transitions and Animations
  • Use slide transitions to create a visual change
    from slide to slide
  • Use custom animation effects to control the flow
    of text
  • Bring in all text at once when doing overview
  • Bring lines in one at a time when planning to
    elaborate on points

13
Other Tips
  • Limit use of bold, italics, and CAPS
  • Use for emphasis only
  • Speel Chek all dokewmints!!!
  • Proofread for other grammatical errors
  • Use audio/sounds wisely
  • Should enhance presentation
  • If in doubt, dont use

14
Effective Presentation Tips
  • Dont talk to the screen
  • Look at audience
  • Make occasional eye contact
  • Speak loud and clear
  • Dont rush
  • A 2-minute speech shouldnt be over in 30 seconds

15
Effective Presentation Tips (cont)
  • Watch the uhs and ums
  • Avoid other repetitive words or phrases
  • Like and You Know
  • Be aware of other distracting habits
  • Jingling change, twirling hair, etc.
  • Use humor wisely
  • If in doubt, dont use

16
In Conclusion
  • Know your topic
  • Follow good design principles
  • Use special effects wisely
  • Practice your presentation skills

17
Questions?
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