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

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

  7. Good Contrast with Image Uga V • 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 • Scriptsandotherscanbehardtoread

  11. Be Concise – 6x6 Rule • Keep text to about 6 lines per slide • Keep lines to about 6 words • Think of slide as a note card • Short statements • No complete sentences--if 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, don’t use

  14. Effective Presentation Tips • Don’t talk to the screen • Look at audience • Make occasional eye contact • Speak loud and clear • Don’t rush • A 2-minute speech shouldn’t 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, don’t use

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

  17. Questions?