2 You should use the 7-by-7 rule. No more than 7 lines on a slideNo more than 7 words per line.No long sentences.
3 You should not use fonts smaller than 28-point. Limit 3 fonts per presentation.Don’t use UPPERCASE.Sans serif fonts are best.
4 You should not use busy backgrounds or ineffective colors. Use the same background throughout.Light fonts on a dark background are best for projection.Dark fonts on a light background are best for printed slides.
5 You should not complicate slides with too many figures and tables. If a large table needs to be part of a presentation, break it into chunks on several slides and focus on one aspect of it at a time.
6 You should use animation, audio, and pictures in moderation. Use pictures and audio to enhance your message, instead of letting them become the message.Use one transition per slide.
7 You should acknowledge all references used. When you use a quote, table, figure, or summarize someone else’s work, cite the source.
8 You should not read the slides word for word. Use the slides as guides for a presentation.
9 You should use proper spelling and grammar. Use Spell Check—Review>Proofing> Spelling
10 You should practice.PowerPoint is only a tool—one you need to use with poise and confidence.
11 You should allow the listener time to process the slides. Don’t put up a slide and then skip over it—that’s very confusing.Always allow time for questions and encourage your audience to ask them.