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PowerPoint Magic (4/29/2011)

posted Apr 28, 2011, 4:14 PM by jmhackney@stkate.edu   [ updated Apr 28, 2011, 5:49 PM ]
Who has seen a stunningly bad presentation? I know I have! Let us help you with this list of tips, and an offer to teach a workshop for you at your convenience. Gather a group of friends, classmates or department/team and schedule a time!

How many of us have sat through seemingly endless PowerPoint presentations filled with hard to read text, too much information, bad colors, mismatched fonts and, well, you get the picture.

So what does make a good PowerPoint? Be forewarned, possible heresy ahead! 
  • Lose the bullets!
    If you really need them, try to limit the text to two or three bullets to a slide with three to five words for each bullet. Would you rather have your audience listen to you or read the slides? Try inserting interesting graphics or photos instead of all those words.

    Let your audience watch the pretty picture and listen to you.

  • SmartArt is a great way to produce amazing, customizable, and helps you tell the story better than any old slide filled with text. 










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