Presentation on theme: "1 Preparing your Power Point For the Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference."— Presentation transcript:
1 Preparing your Power Point For the Australian Association of Gerontology National Conference
2 How many slides? Max. 12 slides for 10 minutes Aim for 8-10 including title slide Break 1 crowded slide into 2 slides Keep file size to 50KB for 10 slides
3 Keep information concise 666 rule –Max. 6 bullets per slide –Max. 6 words per bullet = 1 line per bullet –No more than 6 bullet slides in a row
4 Keep information concise 1.Speak to your slides, do not read them 2.Avoid acronyms and abbreviations 3.Minimise punctuation 4.Check spelling 5.Shorten sentences to key words 6.See following wordy and concise examples
5 Project Methodology - Wordy A Project Advisory Group will be convened of four very experienced researchers and managers from the six services participating in the project The research design will involve a mix of qualitative and quantitative methods with six focus groups (one for each service), a phone survey of 200 service users and analysis of service use data for the last year.
6 Project Methodology - Concise Advisory group –4 researchers –6 service managers Research design –qualitative – 6 focus groups –quantitative phone survey of 200 service users analysis of 12m service use data
7 Layout (1) Adjust template layout if necessary To maximise visibility –avoid templates with fixed layouts that take up a lot of space e.g. bars under title, wide margin designs –Move title box as high as possible –Move text box as high as possible –Keep text high in text box Logos are not essential information –put at foot of slide
8 Layout (2) Font 24 point minimum Avoid awkward line breaks/wrap-arounds –reposition and stretch text box to fit Review whole presentation –delete everything that is not essential
9 Colour scheme Keep simple and high contrast Colour blind people cannot see –Red with green –Blue with green –Yellow with red, light blue or light green
10 Examples of good templates Dark text on light background –Dad’s Tie (used here) –Bamboo (watch right margin) –Post Modern Light text on dark background –Neon Frame –Pulse –Network Blitz
11 Avoid templates with Backgrounds that obscure text –busy patterns: Marble, La Verne –poor contrast: Construction, Romanesque –shaded: Sunny Days, Ribbons To see the difference, apply different templates to this ppt.