Effective Powerpoint

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PowerPoint for a Powerful Presentation

PowerPoint is an excellent resource for presenters. If used well, it can help to organize and communicate complex information, clearly and concisely. PowerPoint is designed specifically for use during live presentations. Therefore, the design considerations are fundamentally different to those for print or web. Colours, font size, and layout should be quite different for a live presentation.

You may ask, “Why use PowerPoint?” Well by using powerpoint it helps to grasp attention amongst the audience, guide discussions, help to tell a story and support message delivered.

Having effective slides consist of using design templates, standardize position of text and /or images, and the contrast of colours and styles. Do not forget to include only necessary information. Be sure to limit the information to essentials and that the content is self-evident. Be consistent with effects, transitions and animation but, be careful, too many slides can lose your audience.

For an effective presentation be sure that the layouts of the slides are simple and uncluttered. If you wish, there can be a single title line, and/or a small graphic of some sort. Otherwise, the slide area should be available for your text. Do not extend your text area to the very edges of the slide. Make sure the audience are able to see your text and the layout chosen are not clashing together. As shown here.
The wrong choice of text and background colours can make your presentation practically unreadable. White background with black text is probably the most common mistake presenters make. A white background will generate a very strong light on the screen and in that light, even a bold black text, will almost disappear. Generally, a dark background with light text is recommended. Avoid other combinations and always avoid white backgrounds. The proven…...

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