Making Good PowerPoint Presentations. From Internet Retrieved by Mr. Thang - 2009. Outline. Common mistakes in formatting a PowerPoint presentation Examples of Mistakes Tips regarding the content of a presentation. Mistakes People Make. Too small text Too much text Bad color choice
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Making Good PowerPoint Presentations From Internet Retrieved by Mr. Thang - 2009
Outline • Common mistakes in formatting a PowerPoint presentation • Examples of Mistakes • Tips regarding the content of a presentation
Mistakes People Make • Too small text • Too much text • Bad color choice • Moving or flying text and graphics • Fancy Transitions • Overly complicated diagrams
Text Size • The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (36 pt) • The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (32 pt) • The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (24 pt) • The ozone layer is located between 9km to 50 km (18 pt)
Ozone: Greenhouse gas Carbon Dioxide: May affect ozone layer recovery Too much text • Ozone is also a greenhouse gas in the upper atmosphere and, therefore, plays a role in Earth's climate. The increases in primary greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, may affect how the ozone layer recovers in coming years.
Poor Color Choice • This is hard to read • This hard too • This is Impossible • Light color against dark backgrounds are very hard on the eyes
Moving and Flying Text • Ozone has a complicated chemistry • It is formed by NOx and VOCs • Troposphere Ozone is harmful
Tips to Making Good PowerPoints • Keep backgrounds the same • Use dark text and light background • Skip fancy transitions • Skip fancy animations and flying text • Have a good balance of text and graphics
More Tips • DO NOT use sentences or paragraphs • Make graphs and figures large • 3- 6 bullets per slide • Spend between 30sec- 2min per slide • Face the audience, NOT the screen
Content problems • Poor Preparation- little thought given to the structure of the presentation • Lack of Balance of Slide Elements- all text no graphics, or vice versa • Using PowerPoint as a crutch instead of a tool
Tips on Content • Keep all information concise and to the point • Make sure all diagrams and graphics are meaningful • Start with an Outline slide • End with a Summary or Conclusion slide
Summary • Keep the presentation simple • Avoid unnecessary sounds and animations • Keep information well organized • DO NOT read from your slides verbatim • Remind your audience of key points at the end of the presentation