We found some excellent pointers on a site entitled “10 Tips for a Killer Audio-Visual Presentation”.
We especially like item 2, “Look at the audience”. Item 8 “Show some movement” and best of all, “Make them laugh” (Item 4).
Basic stuff, really, but quite important for a stellar presentation! Here’s the link to review all 10 suggestions.
POWER POINT WISDOM TO LIVE BY?
Guy Kawasaki wrote on his blog, How to Change the World, “A Power Point presentation should have ten slides, last no more than twenty minutes, and contain no font smaller than thirty points.”
It’s OK by us if you have more than 10 slides as long as you and your presentation take 15 minutes. We do agree though that your fonts should be large (30 points or larger) and consistent in size throughout the presentation.
MAKE YOUR POWER POINT SEEN AND HEARD!
Choose either a very light font on a very dark background or vice versa. Remember a conference room is large and you want your presentation to be seen in the back of the room too.
Use a sans serif font, like Comic Sans MS, or Verdana. Helvetica and Arial fonts are ok too. Keep font special effects to a minimum. Do not use shadow fonts or shadow effects!! For emphasis use color or bold out the font.
Remember bullets kill people – literally and figuratively. Keep your powerpoint simple and to the point for maximum impact.
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