How to Build a Presentation in 60 Minutes! ( and Some Presentation Tips). By Hank Feinberg, RPCUG January, 2008. Open up a new Word document. List 3-5 possible topics of interest to a user group on page 1. Topic 1 Wi Fi and Wi Max Topic 2 XP versus Vista Topic 3 Google Apps
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List 3-5 possible topics
to a user group on page 1
Copy and paste the information
that interests you about these topics
under each heading including graphics.
RE-Read several times over a couple of days
Check for logical idea flow
Too much content
Readability by Audience
3.Simplilify your topic(s)
Less IS better.
No Need to DAZZLE them with special affects
No need to Memorize! your topic(s)
Don’t Read THE Slides Word for Word
(THE average person will
Remember lesS than 33% of what
Presentation Colors your topic(s)
Black - Greatest Visability
Blue - The most pleasing color to visualize.
(Redis second but not Most pleasing)
Do not do the whole chart in red ink.
purple, brown, pink and yellow inks.
Some AdditionalInformation your topic(s)
Use Color Psychologically your topic(s)
RED Brutal, Dangerous, Hot, Stop!
DARK BLUE = Stable, Trustworthy, Calm
LIGHT BLUE = Cool, Refreshing
GRAY = Integrity, Neutral, Mature
PURPLE = Regal, Mysterious
GREEN = Organic, Healthy, New life, Go Money
ORANGE / YELLOW = Sunny, Bright, Warm
WHITE (use only with a dark outline) =
Pure, Hopeful, Clean
BLACK = Serious, Heavy, Profitable, Death
How large a screen do you need your topic(s)?
3-5 people 21 inches diagonal (53.34 cm)
5-9 people 29 inches diagonal (73.66 cm)
10-15 people 37 inches diagonal (93.98 cm)
16-35 people 60 inches diagonal (152.4 cm)
36-50 people 72 inches diagonal (182.88 cm)
51-140 people 120 inches diagonal (304.8 cm)
141-220 people 150 inches diagonal (381.0 cm)
221-390 people 200 inches diagonal (508.0 cm)
391+ people 300 inches diagonal (762.0 cm)
Re Read the presentation and revize if needed – (KISS)
Don’t over due the content you will want to talk to your audience and not just read the presentation or bore them.
Team Effort Project your topic(s)
3 people to a team 3 minutes to design a paper plane that will go the farthest distance..
Choose the presentation your topic(s)
theme and design
before you start.
Keep it clean, simple and easy to read.
Cut and Paste into Power Point
Edit to fit as you go.
Then add timing if needed
Limit Special effects. The content should be remembered
Not the “Slick” presentation.
Voila – a complete presentation Island)
(Or maybe 3)
STUFF Happens! Island)
Wow this beats Vista. Island)