EME6507: Designing & Presenting PowerPoint Presentations--DRAFT

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Designing and Presenting PowerPoint Presentations:

Designing and Presenting PowerPoint Presentations EME6507 University of Central Florida

Agenda:

Agenda Font Contrast Titles Graphics Misc. Presenting PowerPoint Presentations narrating

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Font:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Font Be consistent with type, style, and color Design Templates (yes or no) Modify color scheme of Design Templates Sans sarif for projection Arial, Verdana, etc.

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Font 2:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Font 2 Size Titles larger (38+) Body smaller (24+) Do not use all UPPERCASE or lowercase. Use bold or italics to highlight important information. You can also put important information in a box.

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Contrast:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Contrast Plain, lighter background (dark text) Do not use images as backgrounds Easier to read Sometimes, light text on dark is fine. Lighter room

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Titles:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Titles At top. Usually centered. Be descriptive. Potentially use sub-titles.

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Content:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Content Limit number of words. 6 x 6 rule 6 lines, 6 words each (maximum) Use a template. Design templates are provided Design your own template

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Content 2:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Content 2 Use Master Slides. All “ bells and whistles ” should enhance content. Can be distracting.

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Graphics:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Graphics Use appropriate graphics Good visual design Enhances content Avoid clip art (most of the time) Caption images if necessary Face toward the middle of slide (if possible)

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Misc.:

Designing PowerPoint Presentations: Misc. Have bullets appear one at a time. Use simple builds (Appear) SLIDE SHOW CUSTOM ANIMATIONADD EFFECT (button)ENTRANCEAPPEAR Use consistent transitions between slides. Use simple transitions Minimize animations. Minimize sound. Use footers.

Presenting PowerPoint Presentations:

Presenting PowerPoint Presentations Use informal notes rather than script. More natural Use a conversational tone. Vary your tone frequently. Be enthusiastic. Speak clearly. Speak quickly.

Presenting PowerPoint Presentations, cont.:

Presenting PowerPoint Presentations, cont. Minimize distracting speech habits. “ um ” s Provide an advanced organizer. Tell audience what to look for Provide an effective, thorough conclusion. Test for quality.

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