San Diego Jewish Academy
High School Humanities
PowerPoint Tips


PowerPoint, an excellent presentation tool

  • Tells a story
  • Organizes your presentation
  • Keeps the audience involved - hopefully

Liven up you presentation

  • Animate text blocks -
    bring in text one key point at a time.
  • Animate images -
    use multiple images or animations to show more depth.

A picture is worth...
Well, you can insert all kinds of images such as:

  • Photographs
  • Internet art
  • Clip Art
  • Charts and graphs
  • Video
  • Sound
  • You need to be careful of file size - keep under 400k if possible
  • Don't get carried away - make sure everything supports your content

Whoa, be careful...

  • Use simple sentences or phrases
  • Fit about seven or fewer lines on a slide...
    give or take...
    if you have more information,
    but it won't fit...
    continue the topic onto the next slide.
  • Use colors and images that support your presentation.
  • Use type that can be easily read oops, easily read from a distance.
    Try to keep body text no smaller than 24 points
    and titles at 36 points.
  • Use templates until you get the hang, or not.
  • Don't get carried away with lots of "cool stuff".

Finally...

Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse,
rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, rehearse,
rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, do you get the idea?


Presentation Tips:

PowerPoint/Presentation Tips - http://www.tokitty.com/ppttips.htm - focuses on the creation of the PowerPoint slides.

10 Little-Known, Rarely Discussed, Highly Effective Presentation Techniques by Marjorie Brody at: http://www.powerpointers.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=25

21 Tips For Spellbinding Speeches by Eileen Kugler at: http://www.powerpointers.com/showarticle.asp?articleid=82


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