Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Guidelines for Effective PowerPoint Presentations

Introduction

One concern about visual presentations is that the technology used to create them can be used in such a way that it actually detracts from the message rather than enhances it. To help you consider carefully how your message is presented so that it reflects care, quality, and professionalism, consider the information provided in the remaining slides.

NOTE: This presentation serves as an example in itself, by utilizing all of the guidelines mentioned.

Outline

Writing

Organization

Audience

Design

Images

Bullets

Tables

Font

Speaker Notes

The following topics will be covered:

Writing

Present ideas succinctly with lean prose.

Use short sentences.

Use active, rather than passive voice.

Avoid negative statements, if possible.

Avoid double negative entirely.

Check spelling and grammar.

Use consistent capitalization rules.

 

 

 

Organization

Develop a clear, strategic introduction to provide context for the presentation.

Develop an agenda or outline slide to provide a roadmap for the presentation.

Group relevant pieces of information together.

Integrate legends and keys with charts and tables.

Organize slides in logical order.

Present one concept or idea per slide.

Use only one conclusion slide to recap main ideas.

Audience

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