Be Brief • Limit what you put on slides • Focus on Key Points
Be Concise Whenever Possible This Not This • Herman Goering • Born Jan. 12, 1893 • Hitler’s chosen successor, and commander of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force) • Herman Wilhelm Goering was born on January 12th in 1893. He was a German politician, military leader, and leading member of the Nazi party. He was not only Hitler’s chosen successor, he was also the commander of the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).
Images • Use images when appropriate
Make Sure that the Text is Easily Readable • Cannot be easily read • Cannot be easily read • Cannot be easily read • Can be easily read • Can be easily read • Can be easily read • Make sure that the colors do not blend in with the background easily. • Even if you can read in on your screen, it may be difficult to read when presenting.
Repetition • Do not use different fonts and colors throughout the PowerPoint. • It can be very distracting to the learner. • The presentation can quickly lose it’s influence on the audience. • Use the same fonts and font colors throughout. • It helps a great deal in keeping the audience from getting distracted.
Text Size • Make sure the text size is large • Never less than 18 font size
Exceptions • PowerPoint as Handouts/Notes • Reference Slides • Slides with specific examples
What to do When Animating your PowerPoint (Adding an Effect) • Slide Animation -> Custom Animation • Keep a few things in mind. • If you choose to animate the text, make sure that you have it animate by text box or sentence • Never by word or letter • Do not animate too much on one slide
Speaking • Be Clear when you speak
Mock Presentation • It’s always good to go through a little trial and error before the final presentation. • Have a group of people watch your presentation. • Afterwards, have them give you some feedback • Practice makes perfect!
Remember to Have Fun • Remember to have fun with it. • Be creative and imaginative.