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* * * * * * Effective PowerPoint Be Seen Make sure your text is big enough This is 28 point Arial Anything below 24 ... PowerPoint presentations shouldn t be used ... – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Effective PowerPoint


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Effective PowerPoint
Get Your Message Across
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Effective PowerPoint
  • Be Seen
  • Make sure your text is big enough
  • This is 28 point Arial
  • Anything below 24 points is too small

3
Effective PowerPoint
Use contrasting color schemes (design templates)?
These colors contrast
These colors dont contrast
These colors dont contrast
These colors contrast (harder to read?)?
These colors contrast (harder to read?)?
4
Effective PowerPoint
  • Be Clear
  • Use a sans-serif font (Arial, Verdana)?
  • Serif fonts are harder to read on-screen
  • Italics are harder to read on-screen
  • Use bold or color for emphasis

5
Effective PowerPoint
  • Simple is best
  • Basic light colored background and dark text
  • Avoid distracting images
  • Limit transitions, animations, and sound effects
  • Dont get hung up on looks

6
Effective PowerPoint
  • Plan
  • Plan Ahead (remember your purpose)?
  • Plan Carefully (get it under control)?
  • Plan for Disaster (next mouse click?)?

7
Effective PowerPoint
  • Dont read your screen
  • Remember, PowerPoint presentations shouldnt be
    used as cue cards. Bullet points should prompt
    you. Besides, your audience will read faster than
    you will talk. Plus your back will be them. Which
    leads to the next point

8
Effective PowerPoint
  • Avoid long sentences
  • 6 words per line
  • 6 lines per slide
  • Understanding vs. Overload

9
Effective PowerPoint
Use images to communicate
10
Effective PowerPoint
Not to decorate
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Effective PowerPoint
  • Always save to the hard disk
  • Floppies/Zip disks stink
  • Periodically save to network
  • USB Flash drives are great!

12
Effective PowerPoint
  • Use PowerPoint Shows
  • Bypass the PowerPoint Interface
  • File gt Save As PowerPoint Show
  • File name ends in .pps

13
Dont be afraid!
14
Who needs bullets?
15
Dont use PowerPoint as a crutch
16
Simple. Remember?
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Effective PowerPoint
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