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  1. Tips for Creating Effective Presentations

  2. 10 Tips for Guaranteed Success 1: Begin with a Bang 2: Believe! 3: Catchy & Meaningful Phrases 4: Brevity Rules! 5: Bells and Whistles 6: Just the Highlights 7: Facts and Figures 8: Reference / give credit 9: Be Professional! 10: Effective Summary  Page 2

  3. 1:Begin With a Bang • Attention-getting opener ? / Fact / Anecdote • Maintaining interest is key • Purpose of Presentation • Findings • Q and A  Page 3

  4. 2: Text & Visuals “A Picture Says a Thousand Words” • Use a blend of text and visuals • Follow proper citation rules • Retain some white/blank space Not too much text!!!!!  Page 4

  5. 3: Catchy & Meaningful Titles • Keep titles brief but descriptive • Provide context and Order • I have numbered each slide title  Page 5

  6. 4: Brevity Rules • Talking points • Short and Sweet.  Page 6

  7. 5: Color & Formatting • Consistent use of colors, font size, italics and bolding • Avoid using multiple fonts, slide designs • Don’t overload the audience  Page 7

  8. 6: Just The Highlights • Brief overview • “PowerPoint is “designed to augment [a] presentation – not be [the] presentation.”  Page 8

  9. 7: Relevant Because? • Describe problem/research (Finkelstein 2006) • Explain key points and your objectives • Involve audience  Page 9

  10. 8: Major Findings • Years, Statistics, $ • Causes: • Treatment:  Page 10

  11. 9: Bells & Whistles • PowerPoint has many advanced options • See “Format – Slide Design” • Weigh benefits TO AUDIENCE vs. “Cool Factor”  Page 11

  12. 10: Effective Summary • Concluding thoughts • Tell audience what you have told them • Provide contact information  Page 12

  13. References: Text • Finkelstein, Ellen. Designing an Influential Presentation. Retrieved August 30, 2006 from http://www.presentation-pointers.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=374 • Hyatt, M. (2005). Five rules for better PowerPoint presentations. Retrieved August 30, 2006 from http://www.michaelhyatt.com/workingsmart/2005/06/five_rules_for_.html • ONENORTHWEST. PowerPoint - Best Practices, Tips and Examples for Beginners. Retrieved August 30, 2006 from http://www.onenw.org/toolkit/powerpoint-best-practices/?searchterm=powerpoint  Page 13

  14. References: Images 1 ClipArtGallery.com. Baseball glove image. Retrieved from http://www.clipartgallery.com/sports/baseball/baseball.html 2 Croc’s Recovery Cards. “Keep It Simple” image. Retrieved from http://www.jft.ca/croccards/compose3.html 3 Drake, Kris. Dynamite with clock image. Retrieved from Dr. Drake’s Dynamite Sites. Retrieved from http://www.cahuillacue.org/images/dynamite.jpg 4 Sport Utility Trailers. Overloaded cart and elevated donkey image. Retrieved from http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/motorcycle-utility-boat-trailer-towing-guide.htm 5 Viking Boat Lift & Docking System. “Hard Cold Facts” image. Retrieved from http://www.sportutilitytrailers.com/motorcycle-utility-boat-trailer-towing-guide.htm  Page 14

  15. Contact INFO. • David Deubelbeiss ddeubel@gmail.com www.ddd.batcave.net  Page 15