2 Outline Make your 1st or 2nd slide an outline of your presentation Follow the order of your outline for the rest of the presentationOnly place main points on the outline slide
3 Good Power points What to avoid Decide on a purpose & goal for the powerpointTipsLayoutFontsColorBackgroundProofread!
4 Bad Example of a SlideThis page contains too many words for a presentation slide. It is not written in point form, making it difficult both for your audience to read and for you to present each point. Although there are exactly the same number of points on this slide as the previous slide, it looks much more complicated. In short, your audience will spend too much time trying to read this paragraph instead of listening to you.
5 Before you begin...Take the time to choose a clear, realistic purpose and use it to guide your preparation.Ask yourself, “After hearing this presentation, I want my audience to “
6 Example of a Good Slide Use 1-2 slides per minute of your presentation Write in point form, not complete sentencesInclude 4-5 points per slideAvoid wordiness: use key words and phrases only
7 Fonts Use at least an 18-point font Use different size fonts for main points and secondary pointsthis font is32point, the main point font is 36-point, and the title font is 44-pointUse a standard font like Times New Roman or Arial
8 Bad Example of FontsIf you use a small font, your audience won’t be able to read what you have writtenCAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READDon’t use a complicated font
9 Use Color EffectivelyUse a color of font that contrasts sharply with the backgroundEx: blue font on white backgroundUse color to reinforce the logic of your structureEx: light blue title and dark blue textUse color to emphasize a pointBut only use this occasionally
10 Bad Use of ColorUsing a font color that does not contrast with the background color is hard to readUsing color for decoration is distracting and annoying.Using a different color for each point is unnecessaryUsing a different color for secondary points is also unnecessaryTrying to be creative can also be bad
11 Pay Attention to Background Use backgrounds such as this one that are attractive but simpleUse backgrounds which are light, unless you have school spirit and want to use SDA colorsUse the same background consistently throughout your presentation
12 Bad Example of Background Avoid backgrounds that are distracting or difficult to read fromAlways be consistent with the background that you use
13 Using Visuals Remember the general rule: Keep it simple! Use clip-art sparingly and only when useful to emphasize or reinforce a point.Use a few graphics that convey explicitly visual information or that stand as metaphors for ideas.
14 Spelling and Grammar Proofread your slides for: speling mistakesthe use of of repeated wordsgrammatical errors you might have makeIf English is not your first language, please have someone else check your presentation!
15 Conclusion Use an effective and strong closing Your audience is likely to remember your last wordsUse a conclusion slide to:Summarize the main points of your presentationPose a related question for the audience to ponder
16 Questions? End your presentation with a simple question slide to: Invite your audience to ask questionsProvide a visual aid during question periodAvoid ending a presentation abruptly
17 How did you learn to make an effective Power point? Questions?How did you learn to make an effective Power point?What other suggestions do you have to share with others?????Any other questions????