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1 CREATING AN EFFECTIVE POWERPOINT ACE Charter High School

2 BEFORE YOU BEGIN Plan carefully Do your research Know your audience

3 PLANNING YOUR SLIDES One MAIN IDEA/TOPIC Additional points supporting idea/topic Consider the arrangement of your slides: Overview, Body, Conclusion Anecdote(story), Content, Conclusion Order of Importance Chronological Order

4 CREATING SLIDES Use design templates Standardize position, colors, and styles Include only necessary information Limit the information to essentials Content should be self-evident

5 CREATING SLIDES (CONTINUED) Use colors that contrast Reds, oranges, and yellows= warm (pop out and attract attention) Safe to combine warm colors/ shades of brown Greens, blues, and purples= cool (less noticeable) Safe to combine cool colors/ shades of gray White, black, and beige- neutral/ go well with all

6 WHEN COLOR CONTRAST DOESN’T WORK

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8 THEME COLORS Utilize THEME COLORS to avoid issues

9 CREATING SLIDES (CONTINUED) Be consistent with effects, transitions, and animation Too many slides can lose your audience

10 TEXT GUIDELINES & SUGGESTIONS Generally no more than 6 words a line Generally no more than 6 lines a slide Avoid long sentences Larger font= more important information Keep font size between 18 and 48 point Be sure text contrasts with background

11 TEXT GUIDELINES (CONTINUED) Fancy fonts can be hard to read (Fancy fonts can be hard to read) WORDS IN ALL CAPITAL LETTERS CAN BE HARD TO READ Limit punctuation marks Avoid abbreviations and acronyms Mar. (to) March ACE (to) Architecture, Construction, and Engineering

12 CLIP ART & GRAPHICS Should balance the slide Should enhance/compliment the text (not overwhelm) No more than two graphics per slide

13 BEFORE YOUR PRESENTATION Time your presentation Practice your presentation Speak comfortably and clearly

14 EXTERNAL CONTENT Everything in your presentation other than your PowerPoint Hand gestures Practiced, fluid delivery Eye contact DO NOT READ FROM THE SCREEN Use notecards, if necessary Audience interaction

15 EXTERNAL CONTENT (CONTINUED) Use PowerPoint as an aid to your presentation, not as your presentation PowerPoint content and verbal content should NOT be identical Group Presentations: No banter (informal conversations between group members) during presentation

16 SAVING YOUR WORK Groups: Make sure work is saved in a way that is accessible to all group members Save to Network drive Flash drive (attachment)

17 WORKS CITED Information for this presentation was generated from: Montecino, Virginia. "Creating an Effective PowerPoint Presentation." Education and Technology Resources. The John Hopkins University, July Web. 13 Mar "Designing an Effective PowerPoint Presentation: Quick Guide." Purdue OWL: Designing Effective PowerPoint Presentations. Ed. The Owl at Purdue The Writing Lab. Purdue University, Web. 13 Mar


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