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Remember the KISS rule : Keep It Short and Simple. Your slides should include the key points only, with one idea per slide. A good rule of thumb is to have about one slide per minute. A 15- to 20-minute presentation would have about 20 slides maximum. Provide clear explanations of all technical terms : Inserting a text slide to define a term is one way of helping the audience better understand technical concepts. Avoid using complete sentences : Instead, use short phrases that capture the important points. The only exception is the use of quotations, which can be cited in their entirety. Follow the “6 x 6” rule : Use about six words per line, six lines per slide (excluding the title).
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189 Always use a font large enough to be seen by all audience members : Use 32- to 44-point for titles and no smaller than 28-point for the text or bulleted items. Avoid overuse of special effects such as animation and sounds may negatively impact your credibility. Avoid the use of flashy transitions : These features may seem impressive at first, but are distracting and get old quickly. Keep the visuals unified on one thought or idea. Keep a consistent look throughout your presentation . Use the same font, size, color, and capitalization format. Use short, strong statements . Open each bulleted point with a noun or verb in active voice, maintaining the same structure on each slide. Make hyperlink to web material if warranted as a supplement. Tips on Graphics Use simple graphs to communicate findings: If too much information is presented, very little will be remembered. Always use data label: Keep labels horizontal so that they can be easily read by your audience members. Use a maximum of six slices when creating pie charts. If you wish to highlight one slice, place it on the upper right side. You can also pull out the slice you want to highlight. Use a maximum of three to four lines when creating line charts, making the trend lines thick for easy visibility. Remove all superfluous gridlines from your graph so that there is nothing distracting the audience from your message. Always cite the data source and place it beneath your graph Use two-dimensional graphs so that information is not distorted and bar levels can be read easily. The one exception to this rule is pie charts, which are more effective in three dimensions. Avoid border areas; maintain enough “white space” on your slides to ensure that the graphics or text are easy to read. Always label your y-axis unless it is stated in the graph heading: To keep the heading from becoming cumbersome, details on the data can be written in a subheading or y-axis label in a smaller (but readable) font. Adding photos to a data presentation can enhance audience comprehension and interest. Photos also help put a “human face” on the numbers.
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