Presentation on theme: "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in PowerPoint Slide Shows"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly in PowerPoint Slide Shows Karin A. BastUW-La Crosse Summer 1998
2 What You’ll See and Hear Examples of good and bad designGraphicsSoundAnimationTransitionsSamples of slide layoutsTips for presenting slide shows
3 The Good … Constant color scheme 5 to 7 words per line 5 to 7 bullets per pageNo clutterSkip “a”, “an”, “the” where possible
4 The Good ... One concept per slide No complete sentences Highlights of the subjectNo pages of textSimple and consistent animationUnobtrusive transitions
5 The Good … One template or background Consistent use of color and fontsBold and italics used sparinglyColor evokes emotional responseBlack and white causes short attention spanClip art used only where appropriate
6 The Bad … Change of color scheme Gratutous clip art Distracting transitionsLong sentences, lots of text on the slide instead of bullets. Small fonts make readability difficult in the back of the classroom. Overuse of bold, italics, font sizes, colors.
7 The Bad cont. Cont. instead of just the same title Sound that doesn’t add anythingToo much clutterI particularly dislike full sentences that wrap to the next line and could have been cut instead of running on.Too many bulletsRunning off the slide due to abovePutting text below slide space
8 The Bad cont. Cont. instead of just the same title Sound that doesn’t add anythingToo much clutterI particularly dislike full sentences that wrap to the next line and could have been cut instead of running on.Too many bulletsRunning off the slide due to abovePutting text below slide space
9 The Bad ...Switching color for no reason just distracts. Sometimes you need a paragaraph for a quote or definition. Put it on a slide by itself instead of crowding your slide with a number of lines. This is hard to read.What do you think of the color and the long paragraph? How about the misspelling?
10 The Bad … This is my students’ favorite clipart. Note that sound may or may not help the audience attend to what you are saying.Most included sounds are short but you can record your own.Note style change
11 The Ugly ... Too much of anything Sickening transitions Bad color schemesDistracting sounds
12 The Ugly … Too much of a good thing Since all three of our kids have started college, the Bast family outflow has taken a BIG upsurge!
13 Examples of What’s Available Title slideBulletCombination text and graphicOrganization chartChart (graph)Word Tables
17 Tips for Presenting Shows Know your contentHave “Handout” or outline nearbyTry not to get ahead of your slidesUse a cordless mouse so you aren’t tetheredKeep light on in roomMaintain eye contact
18 Tips for Presenting Shows Stop for discussion if appropriateUse other media as welloverheads, handouts, blackboardProvide handouts to audienceVary class from day to day (not PowerPoint every time!)Use Pack and Go for large shows
19 Tips for Presenting Shows Use StyleCheckerAlways spellcheckPractice the showRemember it’s YOU not the show they should pay attention to