4 Text Use dark background, light text or at least high contrast Sans serif fontNever <20 ptAvoid >6 lines of text on a slidePhrases, never sentences!
5 Graphics Use same background throughout Keep it simple, one graphic per slideShould enhance contentConsistent styleLimit to 2-3 main colors
6 Slide Layout Vary for interest Keep main elements in same place (title)If idea has more than one slide indicate this in title (con’t, 3 out of 4)Left justify buttonsStrive for overall balance
7 Overall Organization Should flow from one idea to another logically May be hierarchical or sequentialIndicate when changing directionsShow concept map prior to contentConsiderationsPrinciplesExamples
11 Give Credit! APA reference page for last slide Citation on content slide(Crepeau, Cohn, & Schell, 2009)
12 Can you read this?THIS IS REALLY BAD CONTRAST AND HARD TO READ
13 Tiny tired graphicsThese tacky pictures are too small to really see and I’m giving a presentation on what?!
14 Font OverloadI love to talk and whenever I talk I like to have lots of text on my page so everyone can see how smart I am and what a really good talker I am.Don’t you just wish I would shut up? I am going to read all of this to you because I obviously think you are not smart enough to read this yourself. Don’t you wish you were as smart as I am?THIS IS ALL VERY IMPORTANT. YOU WILL WANT TO READ EVERY DETAIL I HAVE PLACED ON THIS SLIDE BECAUSE IF YOU DON’T YOU WON’T PASS YOUR BOARDS AND then you will be very unhappy and work at a fast food restaurant the rest of your life which is not bad but not exactly what you wanted to do when they asked you in kindergarten.