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2 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Created by: Dr Neil M Hamilton Head of the Medical Faculty CAL Unit This version edited & presented by: Julia Willats Directorate of Information Systems & Services Presentable Presentations (and the not so presentable)

3 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Overview  Typical Structure  Backgrounds  Text (Fonts, Sizes, Colours)  Multimedia  Animation  Disaster Management  Summary

4 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Typical Structure  Overview  Introduction  Middle Bits - M&Ms, Results  Conclusions / Discussion  Summary

5 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Backgrounds

6 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Backgrounds

7 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Backgrounds Avoid Clipart as a general rule

8 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Backgroundss Backgrounds  Typical Structure  Backgrounds  Text (Fonts, Sizes, Colours)  Multimedia  Animation  Disaster Management  Summary Copyright Monty Python Productions, 1995

9 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Text  Consider the background  Non Serif Fonts  Serif Fonts (weak)  Modern (weak)  Fonts can convey a message (friendly)  Comic Sans (informal)  Arial Black (too blocky?)  Haettenschweiler (too close)

10 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Text  44pt for headers  30pt for body text  10pt for body text  20pt for body text  30pt for body text  44pt for body text  48pt for body text  54pt for body text

11 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Text  Remember the Colour Blind Opinions Differ about the least fatiguing  Be consistent  Avoid too much text on the screen such as this which goes on and on and it is especially bad if you stand there and re- gurgitate exactly what is on every screen bullet-point by bullet-point as that is a sure way to send your audience asleep immediately.

12 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Multimedia - sounds  Use sounds sparingly

13 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Dr Neil M Hamilton Head of the Medical Faculty CAL Unit Presentable Presentations And the nit so presuntable

14 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Multimedia - sounds  But don’t  put sound on  every single bullet point  or every single page  Your audience will hate you

15 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Multimedia - images Copyright Microsoft, 1995

16 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Multimedia - images Feeling a bit ‘pixelly’ Eric would have been ‘here’ as a video Technically not possible Multimedia images & sounds can create large files

17 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Don’t forget to give credit n Eric came here from: n n Image used for no financial gain

18 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Animation  Keep page animation the same  Keep object positions the same

19 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Animation  Keep page animation the same  Keep object positions the same

20 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Animation  Keep page effect the same  Keep object positions the same

21 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Results Summary 1  The data are robust  Analyses have shown that there is a significant difference  The hypothesis is correct

22 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Results Summary Good  Therefore you should invest lots of money in my research

23 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Results Summary Bad  It will have been noticed however that some variability does exist  This is currently undergoing further research

24 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Disaster Management  Prepare Overheads  Prepare 35mm Slides  Have a standby on the Web?  Backup floppy copy

25 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats Summary  Keep it simple  Don’t annoy your audience  Make a backup and have an alternative  Let the audience know you have finished Thank you ps educate yourself……………….

26 Directorate of Information Systems & Services Julia Willats IT Training at Aberdeen Uni n Wide range of courses n Available to staff and postgraduates n Information on Web or call (27)3344 – n Only cost is documentation n Custom courses available on request n and thank you Neil for using your material


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