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  • 1. Renee Thompson Beaverton High School May 24, 2010

2.

  • Select san serif fonts
  • No smaller than 24 points
  • Each page should have a title
  • Use the same font on all pages
  • Avoiditalicizedfonts
  • No more than 6-8 words per line

3.

  • Use the 6 x 6 rule for bullet points
  • Use contrast
    • Dark text on light background
    • Light text on dark background
  • Do not use ALL CAPS except for titles
  • Test font by standing six feet from monitor

4.

  • Keep the background consistent
  • Keep the background subtle
  • Keep the design clean and uncluttered
  • Limit the number of transitions
  • Avoid flashy or noisy animation

5.

  • Use clipart sparingly
  • Use the same style graphic throughout
  • Limit number of graphics
  • All graphics should relate to the presentation

6.

  • Limit the number of colors of on a single screen
  • Use no more than four colors on a chart
  • Check all colors on a projection screen before presentation

7.

  • Check spelling and grammar
  • Do not read the presentation
  • Give brief overview at start, present information, review important points
  • Have bulleted items appear one at a time

8.

  • Use a wireless mouse
  • If sound effects are used, wait until sound finishes before speaking
  • If content is complex, give audience handouts
  • Do not turn your back to the audience

9.

  • Practice before you present
  • Show up early to test equipment
  • Turn off screen savers and power management

10.

  • Backup your slide show and take an extra copy with you
  • Provide the audience with contact information if they have questions
  • Avoid dark backgrounds if presenting in a poorly-lit room
  • Avoid light backgrounds if presenting in a well-lit room

11.

  • Contact
    • Renee Thompson
    • Beaverton High School
    • 989-246-3010
    • [email_address]