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PowerPoint Presentation Tips. FACTS. Slide Color . Many templates in PowerPoint to use Some are too busy and distracting Use Contrasting Colors for the Slides Keep the same background for all the slide. Dark Room . Dark Background Light Text. Light Room. Light Background Dark Text.
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Slide Color • Many templates in PowerPoint to use • Some are too busy and distracting • Use Contrasting Colors for the Slides • Keep the same background for all the slide
Dark Room Dark Background Light Text
Light Room Light Background Dark Text
Slide Text 7/7 Rule No more than 7 words per line 7 lines per slide
Slide Text • Pick one font and stick with it
Slide Text • Use same Fonts and Sizes for all slides • Make sure they can be read This is 48 font size This is 32 font size This is 24 font size This is 12 font size
Slide Text • DO NOT USE ALL CAPITAL LETTERS • IT MAKES THE TEXT HARD TO READ
Slide Text Avoid lengthy blocks of text in your presentation. You should be use phrases and keywords, instead of whole sentences. You want to get the information across and still have the audience listen to you while you are presenting. Too many words on the slide will have the audience trying to read the entire slide. This is not good to have.
Slide Graphics • Pictures • Should use appropriate clip arts/images • Images should support the information • Images should not be distracting
Slide Graphics • Fancy graphics and backgrounds are distracting • Keep it Simple
Slide Graphics • Animations • Use to clarify, contribute, or enhance the message • It can keep the audience focused • On what you are talking about • Words can slide in • Or just suddenly appear • Animations should not be distracting
Four Presentation Tips • Tell us who you are • Tell us what you are going to tell us • Tell us • Tell us what you told us
Tips • Talk loudly • Don’t rush • Give your audience time to follow what you’re saying