Tips on Powerpoint Slides
- Follow the 6 x 6 rule: Limit text to 6 or 7 words on each of 6 or 7 lines.
- Legibility takes precedence over everything else in a presentation.
- Your visuals are speaker support pieces only.
- Stay inside the center 2/3 of your image area to avoid objects being cut off when displayed.
- Use lots of contrast between foreground and background.
- Color can be used to explain or emphasize a single point.
- Highlight the information you want to feature and lowlight the secondary details.
- ALL CAPITAL LETTERS ARE LESS ATTRACTIVE AND HARD TO READ.
- Ideally titles should be 36-48 point and text 24-36 point.
- Simplify graphs and charts so they are easily readable.
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