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Presenting Effectively Part 1 Effective Slides TERENA NETWORKING CONFERENCE Prague, Czech Republic 2 February 2007 Carol de Groot Conference & PR Officer
Slide 3 Structure ›Start with an outline of your presentation ›Make your points logically and clearly ›Summarise your main points ›Come to a definite conclusion ›Invite questions
Slide 4 Structure ›Use a professionally designed template ›Available in your slide software ›Search for free resources, for example: ›Select a clear, simple template
5 with enough flexibility to display different types of data
Slide 6 Structure effectively!
Slide 7 Fonts This is Verdana 12 point This is Verdana 18 pt This is Verdana 24 pt This is Verdana 32 pt This is Verdana 36 pt This is Verdana 44 pt
Slide 8 Fonts Step back about 2 m. from your screen to check your font size. 12 point is too small 18 point is also very small 24 point is good for text 30 is recommended 44 point is ‘ in your face ’
Slide 9 Fonts › CAPITALISE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ › Don ’ t use a complicated font › Serif fonts like Times New Roman can look busy – use with care › Sans serif fonts like Arial or Verdana are clear, sharp and legible
Slide 10 Fonts › Italics are difficult to read on screen ›Normal or bold fonts are clearer › Underlines may signify hyperlinks › Instead, use colours for emphasis
Slide 11 Content › 1 slide for every minute or two › 4 or 5 bullet points per slide › 4 to 5 keywords per point › Don’t read your slides › Use keywords to support your talk
Slide 12 Colour › Using a font colour that does not contrast with the background colour is hard to read › Using colour for decoration is distracting and annoying › Using a different colour for each point is unnecessary
Slide 13 Colour Trying to be too creative can also be a mistake
Slide 14 Colour Over 12% of men of European origin are colour blind. Avoid using red and green together in your illustrations. Many in the audience will see this: Avoid using red and green together in your illustrations.
Slide 15 Colour Avoid using dark red shades and black in text and illustrations. Some in your audience will see this: Avoid using dark red shades and black in text and illustrations.
Slide 16 Language Set the language for your talk -
Slide 17 Language and remember to run a check.
Slide 18 Animation Excessive animation
Slide 19 Animation A simple fadeattracts
Slide 20 Sequence Use a numbered list only for points with a logical sequence: How to put an elephant in the refrigerator? 1.Open the door 2.Put the elephant in 3.Close the door
Slide 21 Sequence Use bullets for lists of information ›elephants are large ›you need a big fridge ›elephants don’t require refrigeration
Slide 22 Summary
Slide 23 Summary › Start with an outline › Use a professionally designed template › Make your points logically and clearly › 18 point should be the smallest font you use › Use a sans serif font like Arial or Verdana
Slide 24 Summary › 1 slide for every minute or two › 4 or 5 points per slide › 4 to 5 keywords per point › Use contrasting colours – dark on light › Set the language and run a spelling and grammar check
Slide 25 Summary › Keep animation simple › Use a numbered list only for points with a logical sequence › Use bullets for lists of information
Slide 26 Conclusion › Come to a definite ending › Thank them for their attention › Invite questions