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Making PowerPoint Slides

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Making PowerPoint Slides Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides Titles and Headings The main topic should be the Heading see above Have at least one for each topic. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Making PowerPoint Slides


1
Making PowerPoint Slides
  • Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides

2
Titles and Headings
  • The main topic should be the Heading
  • see above
  • Have at least one slide for each topic.
  • You should have enough information for several
    per topic

3
Slide Structure Good
  • Use 1-2 slides per 30 seconds of your
    presentation
  • Write in bullet form, not complete sentences
  • Include 4-5 points per slide
  • Avoid wordiness use key words and phrases only

4
Slide Structure - Bad
  • This page contains too many words for a
    presentation slide. It is not written in bullet
    form, making it difficult both for your audience
    to read and for you to present each point.
    Although there are exactly the same number of
    points on this slide as the previous slide, it
    looks much more complicated. In short, your
    audience will spend too much time trying to read
    this paragraph instead of listening to you.

5
Slide Structure Good
  • Show one point at a time
  • Will help audience concentrate on what you are
    saying
  • Will prevent audience from reading ahead
  • Will help you keep your presentation focused

6
Slide Structure - Bad
  • Do not use distracting animation
  • Do not use fun sounds
  • Be consistent with the animation that you choose
  • Use the same one throughout

7
Fonts - Good
  • Use at least an 24-point font
  • Use different size fonts for main points and
    secondary points
  • this font is 24-point, the main point font is
    28-point, and the title font is 36-point
  • Use a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial
  • San Serif fonts are better than Serif fonts

8
Fonts - Bad
  • If you use a small font, your audience wont be
    able to read what you have written
  • CAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT
    TO READ
  • Dont use a complicated font
  • Dont use fun fonts

9
Color - Good
  • Use a color of font that contrasts sharply with
    the background
  • Ex blue font on white background
  • Use color to reinforce the logic of your
    structure
  • Ex light blue title and dark blue text
  • Use color to emphasize a point
  • But only use this occasionally

10
Color - Bad
  • Using a font color that does not contrast with
    the background color is hard to read
  • Using color for decoration is distracting and
    annoying.
  • Using a different color for each point is
    unnecessary
  • Using a different color for secondary points is
    also unnecessary
  • Trying to be creative can also be bad

11
Background - Good
  • Use backgrounds such as this one that are
    attractive but simple
  • Use backgrounds which are light
  • Use the same background consistently throughout
    your presentation

12
Background Bad
  • Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or
    difficult to read from
  • Always be consistent with the background that you
    use

13
Graphs - Good
  • Use graphs rather than just charts and words
  • Data in graphs is easier to comprehend retain
    than is raw data
  • Trends are easier to visualize in graph form
  • Always title your graphs

14
Graphs - Bad
  • Boring!
  • No title
  • What is this telling us?

15
Graphs - Good
16
Graphs - Bad
17
Graphs - Bad
  • Minor gridlines are unnecessary
  • Font is too small
  • Colors are illogical
  • Title is missing
  • Shading is distracting

18
Pictures - Good
  • Use pictures that add to the presentation
  • They should help explain what your career does
  • You could point out details that explain your
    facts.

19
Pictures - Bad
  • The picture is distracting from the information.
  • The wrong size
  • Does not help audience to understand
  • Text is too small in comparison

20
Spelling and Grammar
  • Proof your slides for
  • speling mistakes
  • the use of of repeated words repeatedly
  • grammatical errors you might have make
  • Have your editor check your presentation for
    errors!

21
Slide Transitions - Good
  • Keep them simple
  • Use the same one throughout the presentation

22
Slide Transitions Bad
  • Too busy
  • No distracting sounds
  • Are more interesting than your presentation

23
Conclusion
  • Use an effective and strong closing
  • Your audience is likely to remember your last
    words
  • Use a conclusion slide to
  • Summarize the main points of your presentation
  • Suggest future avenues of research

24
Bibliography
  • Cite every source you used in your presentation.
  • Cite the source of images (except Clip Art)
    unless they are your property.
  • Use proper MLA format.
  • Hanging indent

25
Questions??
  • End your presentation with a simple question
    slide to
  • Invite your audience to ask questions
  • Avoid ending a presentation abruptly
  • Write your ending.
  • Do not say, That was my presentation about
    Firefighters.
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