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  1. 1. Avoiding the Pitfalls of Bad Slides Presenter: Maggie 1
  2. 2. The fancier the PowerPoint presentation, the less valuable the ideas being presented. Herb Lovelace, a technology expert
  3. 3. "Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication." Leonardo da Vinci
  4. 4. Tips to be Covered 4 Outlines Slide Structure Fonts Color Background 4 Pictures Spelling and Grammar Conclusions Questions Examples
  5. 5. 5 Outline Make your 1st or 2nd slide an outline Ex: previous slide Follow the order of your outline for the rest of the presentation Only place main points on the outline slide Dont put details on the outline Ex: Use the titles of each slide as main points 5
  6. 6. 6 Slide Structure Use 1-2 slides for each minute Use phrases, not complete sentences Avoid wordiness: key words and phrases only Follow the 6 x 6 Rule 6 phrases on a slide 6 words in a phrase 6
  7. 7. 7 Slide Structure Good Show one point at a time: Helps audience listen to what youre saying Stops audience from reading ahead Helps keep your presentation focused 7
  8. 8. 8 Slide Structure - Bad This page contains too many words for a presentation slide. It is not written in point form, making it difficult both for your audience to read and for you to present each point. Although there are exactly the same number of points on this slide as the previous slide, it looks much more complicated. In short, your audience will spend too much time trying to read this paragraph instead of listening to you. 8
  9. 9. 99 Chilean ExportsChilean Exports Fresh fruit leads Chile's export mix - Chile emerges as major supplier of fresh fruit to world market due to ample natural resources, consumer demand for fresh fruit during winter season in U.S. and Europe, and incentives in agricultural policies of Chilean government, encouraging trend toward diversification of exports and development of nontraditional crops - U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service Report Chile is among the developing economies taking advantage of these trends, pursuing a free market economy. This has allowed for diversification through the expansion of fruit production for export, especially to the U.S. and Western Europe. Chile has successfully diversified its agricultural sector to the extent that it is now a major fruit exporting nation. Many countries view Chile's diversification of agriculture as a model to be followed. Meanwhile, the U.S. remains the largest single market for Chile's fruit exports. However, increasing demand from the EC and Central and East European countries combined may eventually surpass exports to the U.S., spurring further growth in Chile's exports. If youve read this far, your eyes probably hurt and youve been reading this tedious long-winded text instead of listening to me. Im insulted- cant you see Im doing a presentation up here? Look at me! Congratulations, however, on having such good eyesight. 99
  10. 10. 10 Fonts - Good Use at least an 18-point font Use different size fonts for main points and secondary points this font is 24-point, the main point font is 28-point, and the title font can be 36-point or 50-point Use a standard font Times New Roman Arial 10
  11. 11. 11 Fonts - Bad If you use a small font, your audience wont be able to read what you have written CAPITALIZE ONLY WHEN NECESSARY. IT IS DIFFICULT TO READ! Dont use a complicated font Please dont use a complicated font! 11
  12. 12. 12 Color Use a color of font that contrasts sharply with the background Ex: black font on white background Use color to show the difference between main points and details Ex: light blue title for main points Ex: dark blue or black text for details Use color to emphasize a point But dont use it too much 12
  13. 13. Cats = Good Pets They are easy to take care of They can be very loving and sympathetic. They will not hurt you unless you are cruel to them Dont pull their tails They are friendly if you are nice The bark a lot. You should get a pet because they are the best animal in the world. Everyone loves them so much. 13
  14. 14. Background Use backgrounds such as this one that are nice but simple Use backgrounds which are light Use the same background consistently throughout your presentation 14
  15. 15. Stargazing People have studied the stars for years TODAY MOST NEWSPAPERS INCLUDE HOROSCOPES 15
  16. 16. Pictures To explain what youre talking about Do NOT use pictures just to: decorate be silly 16
  17. 17. Pictures Use pictures that make your presentation look professional academic Best rule: one picture per slide! Don't make the picture bigger than the text 17
  18. 18. Beginner Motorcycles My personal favorite: the Suzuki Savage Light weight (~380lbs) Adequate power (650cc engine) Low seat height fits most riders 18
  19. 19. My Hobbies Swimming Traveling Reading a book
  20. 20. 20 Animation Do not use too much animation Do not use distracting animation Do not go overboard with the animation Be consistent with the animation that you use 20
  21. 21. Suit Buying 21
  22. 22. Spelling and Grammar Always check your spellyng Always your check grammur 22
  23. 23. My future This is a serious problum I really want to go to the United States And live in there! And also,this is my power ,push me work hardur! I still believe,some day I can go to Amercian
  24. 24. 24 Conclusion Use a conclusion slide to: Summarize the main points of your presentation Suggest future avenues of research 24
  25. 25. TThhaatt''ss aallll TThhaannkk yyoouu !!
  26. 26. Time to Wrap Up! I love my parents! My hobbies are awesome! I will have an exciting future! Instagram: @maggiesulu
  27. 27. 27 Questions? Thank your audience End your presentation with a simple question slide to: Invite your audience to ask questions Avoid ending a presentation abruptly 27
  28. 28. Questions Thank you for listening Any questions?
  29. 29. Page 29
  30. 30. Examples Let's see some student examples Look for the following: Things done well Things to improve
  31. 31. BEARS
  32. 32. What you will see What is tiger Tigers habitat Different kinds of tiger We should protect them
  33. 33. Tigers Habitat Different types Protection
  34. 34. Kyle I am a handsome dog. My name is Kyle. If you like me, call me maybe. By the way, I am a golden retriever
  35. 35. Kyle A handsome dog A golden retreiver If you like me, call me maybe
  36. 36. My Hobbies play basketball play computer games reading book
  37. 37. My Hobbies Playing basketball Playing computer games Reading books
  38. 38. Tropical fish have a common characteristic, that is when most tropical fish (must be at least 20 water temperature to survive, and mostly like to weak acid water softening. Tropical fish out of common also have their own characteristics, so to keep good tropical fish, you must thoroughly understand the relevant knowledge of tropical fish.
  39. 39. Tropical Fish All share the same characteristics need at least 20 water to survive like weak, acid water (softened) Very important to have relevant information
  40. 40. Dogs &Dogs & CATSCATS Dislike each otherDislike each other Chase or fightChase or fight They can have aThey can have a PeacefulPeaceful RelationshipRelationship
  41. 41. Dogs &Dogs & CatsCats Do they... dislike each other? chase or fight? Or can they have a peaceful relationship?
  42. 42. he gray wolf is a slender, owerfully uilt animal with a rge, deeply descending bcage and a sloping back. s abdomen is pulled in, nd its neck heavily muscled.
  43. 43. The Gray Wolf Is slender and powerfully built Has... a large, deeply descending ribcage a sloping back a heavily muscled neck
  44. 44. Remember: Simpler is BestSimpler is Best
  45. 45. Thank you.


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