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2 Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations By: Satyajeet Singh

3 Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentation Simple Consistent Clear Big Progressive Summary

4 Make It Big

5 Make it Big (Text) This is Arial 12 This is Arial 18 This is Arial 24 This is Arial 32 This is Arial 36 This is Arial 44

6 Make it Big (Text) This is Arial 12 This is Arial 18 This is Arial 24 This is Arial 32 This is Arial 36 This is Arial 44 Too Small

7 Make It Big (How to Estimate) Look at it from 2 metres away 2 m

8 Keep It Simple

9 Keep It Simple (Text) Too many colours TooToo Many Fonts and Styles The 6 x 7 rule –No more than 6 lines per slide –No more than 7 words per line

10 Keep It Simple (Text) Instructional Technology: A complex integrated process involving people, procedures, ideas, devices, and organization, for analyzing problems and devising, implementing, evaluating, and managing solutions to those problems in situations in which learning is purposive and controlled (HMRS 5th ed.) Too detailed !

11 Keep It Simple (Text) A process involving people, procedures & tools for solutions to problems in learning (HMRS 5th ed.) Instructional Technology: Much Simpler

12 Falling Leaves Observed DelhiMumbaiGoa January11,532,23414,123,6543,034,564 February1,078,45612,345,56716,128,234 March17,234,7786,567,12316,034,786 April16,098,89710,870,9547,940,096 May8,036,89710,345,39414,856,456 June16,184,345678,0954,123,656 July8,890,34515,347,93418,885,786 August8,674,23418,107,11017,230,095 September4,032,04518,923,2399,950,498 October2,608,0969,945,8905,596,096 November5,864,034478,0236,678,125 December12,234,1239,532,1113,045,654 Too detailed !

13 Falling Leaves in Millions In 10 6 DelhiMumbaiGoa January11143 February11216 March17616 April16107 May81014 June1604 July81518 August81817 September4189 October295 November506 December1293 Much Simpler

14 Falling Leaves Too detailed !

15 Falling Leaves Much Simpler

16 Keep It Simple (Picture) Art work may distract your audience Artistry does not substitute for content

17 Keep It Simple (Sound) Sound effects may distract too Use sound only when necessary

18 Keep It Simple (Transition) This transition is annoying, not enhancing "Appear" and "Disappear" are better

19 Keep It Simple (Animation) 2 m Too distracting !

20 Keep It Simple (Animation) 2 m Simple & to the point

21 Make It Clear

22 Make It Clear (Capitalisation) ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ Upper and lower case letters are easier

23 Sanserif Z Serif Z Make It Clear (Fonts) busy clear

24 Serif fonts are difficult to read on screen Sanserif fonts are clearer Italics are difficult to read on screen Normal or bold fonts are clearer Underlines may signify hyperlinks Instead, use colours to emphasise Make It Clear (Fonts)

25 Make It Clear (Numbers) Use numbers for lists with sequence For example: How to put an elephant into a fridge? 1. Open the door of the fridge 2. Put the elephant in 3. Close the door

26 Make It Clear (Numbers) How to put a giraffe into a fridge? 1. Open the door of the fridge 2. Take out the elephant 3. Put the giraffe in 4. Close the door

27 Make It Clear (Bullets) Use bullets to show a list without Priority Sequence Hierarchy, …..

28 Make It Clear (Colours) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours

29 Make It Clear (Contrast) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours low contrasthigh contrast

30 Make It Clear (Contrast) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours This is light on dark

31 Make It Clear (Contrast) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours This is dark on light

32 Make It Clear (Complement) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours These colours do not complement

33 Make It Clear (Complement) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours These colours complement

34 Make It Clear (Size) Size implies importance

35 Make It Clear (Size) Size implies importance

36 Make It Clear (Focal Points) Focal points direct attention

37 Make It Clear (Focal Points) Focal points direct attention

38 Be Progressive

39 Complexity of Interactions Mode of Instruction IndividualPairGroup Direct Instruction Guided Inquiry Discovery Learning Individual Instructive Tools Individual Constructive Tools Social Constructive Tools Social Communicative Tools Informational Tools Types of Instructional Tools Too many in one go!

40 Complexity of Interactions Mode of Instruction IndividualPairGroup Direct Instruction Guided Inquiry Discovery Learning Individual Instructive Tools Individual Constructive Tools Social Constructive Tools Social Communicative Tools Informational Tools Types of Instructional Tools Progressive & thus focused

41 Understanding Technology Floppy disk User interface CPU I/O Error Backup system Software Mouse Debugger Function key Main Storage Too many & not focused

42 Understanding Technology Floppy disk User interface CPU I/O Error Backup system Software Mouse Debugger Function key Main Storage Progressive & thus focused

43 Be Consistent

44 Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract

45 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This tick draws attention

46 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance oUse surprises to attract not distract These differences distract!

47 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This implies importance

48 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract Confusing differences!

49 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This surprise attracts

50 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract These distract!

51 In Summary Big Simple Clear Progressive Consistent

52 Some Final Words

53 When Creating Text to support the communication Pictures to simplify complex concepts Animations for complex relationships Visuals to support, not to distract Sounds only when absolutely necessary Think about the people in the back of the room when creating slides

54 When Presenting Speak loudly and clearly with fluctuation Direct your words to all aspects of the room Maintain eye contact with your audience Ask questions of your audience –(if applicable) Dont read the slides word-for-word, use them for reference

55 Closing Remarks Practice your presentation before a neutral audience –Ask for feedback Be particular about the time allotted for presentation Leave time for questions

56 Thank You !


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