Remember, this presentation is for your audience to SEE, not for you to read from. This implies several things:
1. Keep your words large enough---at least size 24.
2. Limit the number of words you put on a page
- Avoid paragraphs
- Use bullet points
- Use succinct phrases instead of sentences
- Limit each slide to 6 bullet points
3. Fancy is not always better! Stick with simple fonts!
- Fonts "with feet" are easier to read (in a paragraph)
- Fonts "without feet" make nice titles
4. Choose color combinations that make your text easy to read.
5. Limit your graphics to 1-3 per page. Too many graphics can be distracting.
6. Slides are designed to supplement your presentation---not to BE your presentation. Keep it simple, and don't read your presentation word for word from your slides.
7. Fill out a storyboard before you begin to put your presentation together. It will help you stay organized, and things will get done faster.
8. Basic rule of presentations----Bells and whistles are fun to put in, but they tend to be distracting for the viewer. Make sure that special effects have a purpose.
9. Proofread and spell check! Proofread and spell check! Proofread and spell check!