1.Minimize the number of slides
To maintain a clear message and to keep your audience attentive and interested, keep the number of slides in your presentation to a minimum.
2.Choose an audience-friendly font size
The audience must be able to read your slides from a distance. Generally speaking, a font size smaller than 30 might be too difficult for the audience to see.
3.Keep your slide text simple
You want your audience to listen to you present your information, instead of reading the screen. Use bullets or short sentences, and try to keep each item to one line.
Some projectors crop slides at the edges, so that long sentences might be cropped.
4.Use visuals to help express your message
Pictures, charts, graphs, and SmartArt graphics provide visual cues for your audience to remember. Add meaningful art to complement the text and messaging on your slides.
As with text, however, avoid including too many visual aids on your slide.
5.Make labels for charts and graphs understandable
Use only enough text to make label elements in a chart or graph comprehensible.
6.Apply subtle, consistent slide backgrounds
Choose an appealing, consistent template or theme that is not too eye-catching. You don’t want the background or design to detract from your message.
However, you also want to provide a contrast between the background color and text color. The built-in themes in PowerPoint set the contrast between a light background with dark colored text or dark background with light colored text.
7.Check the spelling and grammar
To earn and maintain the respect of your audience, always check the spelling and grammar in your presentation.
To start a check of the spelling and grammar in your file just press F7 or follow these steps:
Open most Office programs, click the Review tab on the ribbon. In Access or InfoPath you can skip this step.
1.In Project you’ll go to the Project tab.
2.ClickSpelling or Spelling & Grammar.
3. If the program finds spelling mistakes, a dialog box appears with the first misspelled word found by the spelling checker.
4.After you decide how to resolve the misspelling (ignoring it, adding it to the program’s dictionary, or changing it), the program moves to the next misspelled word.