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2 Designing Effective “PowerPoint Presentations”

3 Rule 1: Make it Big 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 Much Better

4 Falling Leaves Too Small

5 Falling Leaves Better

6 Rule 2: Keep It Simple 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 !

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

8 Falling Leaves 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 !

9 Falling Leaves In MillionsDelhiMumbaiGoa January11143 February11216 March17616 April16107 May81014 June1604 July81518 August81817 September4189 October295 November506 December1293 Much Simpler

10 Use Simple Images Art work may distract your audience Artistry does not substitute for content

11 Use Sound Only if Essential S ound effects may distract Use sound only when necessary

12 Use Simple Transitions This transition is annoying, not enhancing "Appear" and "Disappear" are better

13 Rule 3: Make It Clear ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE DIFFICULT TO READ Upper and lower case letters are easier to read.

14 Use Clear Fonts 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

15 Use Numbering Correctly 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

16 Putting 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

17 Priority Sequence Hierarchy Use Bullets for Lists Without

18 Use Colour Correctly Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours Not Clear

19 Make It Clear (Complement) Use contrasting colours Light on dark vs dark on light Use complementary colours Much Clearer

20 Use Contrasting Size Size implies importance

21 Use Contrasting Size Size implies importance

22 Rule 4: Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract

23 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This Works

24 Be Consistent Differences draw attention  Differences may imply importance o Use surprises to attract not distract This Doesn’t

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

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

27 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This Attracts

28 Be Consistent Differences draw attention Differences may imply importance Use surprises to attract not distract This Detracts

29 The Four Rules  Be Big  Be Simple  Be Clear  Be Consistent

30 Professional Presentation 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) Don’t read the slides Arrive early and finish on time Leave time for questions and ask for feedback Practice your presentations

31 Thank You


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