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Effective PowerPoint Presentations It is easy to make a PowerPoint slide show; however, harder to make an effective presentation Why Use PowerPoint Overhead Transparencies will not work anymore in large auditoriums.

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Effective PowerPoint Presentations

It is easy to make a PowerPoint slide show; however, harder to make an effective presentation

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Why Use PowerPoint

  • Overhead Transparencies will not work anymore in large auditoriums.

  • Imagine if your church or other organization used an overhead to make their points instead of PowerPoint.

  • PowerPoint allows you to interact with your audience, the Rocky Mountain Travel Association.

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Effective PowerPoint Presentations

  • If your presentation is meaningful it will determine if your subjects will go to sleep or be involved in what you are saying.

  • I will look around the room to see how involved your travel agents are in this presentation

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Color Scheme

  • Light text on a dark background is most effective.

  • As long as you stick to this just make sure that your colors are pleasing.

  • Only change the scheme on certain slides that you want to emphasize. Such as a green background when you are referencing money.

  • In a business setting you would probably want to use the colors that the business has adopted, such as Coca-Cola Red.

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Too Much Information!

  • Your PowerPoint presentation is an aid not the presentation in itself.

  • If you have a slide with more than five bullets include them in a new slide.

  • Make just major points with bullets your audience cannot read too much information from a slide, consider using handouts!

  • Never read from your presentation.

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Clip Art

  • Use clip art to help make your points without having to explain them!

  • Be careful with animated gifs that might take away from what you are saying!

  • Try not to use the same clips several times in your presentation.

  • This does not apply to your logos--put these on the master slides to help reinforce your company’s image.

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  • Try to customize your presentations by changing the color schemes, and making custom backgrounds.

  • If your audience sees a generic brand presentation they are less likely to pay attention to what you are saying.

  • You can purchase from an Office Supply store both new backgrounds and clip art.

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  • When you use transitions, sounds, and custom animation use it sparingly.

  • Remember sound from your laptop may not have enough volume for everyone to hear it.

  • Remember some animation makes text harder to read.

  • There is nothing better than a presentation that is done professionally with only limited effects

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Empty Space

Use it!

Empty Space adds impact!

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Why are you doing this presentation?

  • Start with the end in mind.

  • Why are you speaking to this group of travel agents, what are you trying to accomplish!

  • Your reward in this class is a good grade, your reward in the world of work is to keep your job.

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Hints For A Successful Presentation

  • Plan carefully

  • Do your research

  • Know your audience

  • Time your presentation

  • Practice your presentation

  • Speak comfortably and clearly

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Effective PowerPoint Slides

  • Standardize position, colors and styles

  • Include only necessary information.

  • Use colors that contrast

  • Too many slides can lose your audience

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Text Guidelines

  • Generally no more than 6 words a line

  • Avoid long sentences

  • Larger fonts indicate more important information

  • Be sure text contrast with background

  • Fancy fonts can be hard to read


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Clip Art and Graphics

  • Should balance the slide

  • Should enhance and complement the text not overwhelm or take away from it.

  • No more than two graphics per slide.