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Tips for making effective PowerPoint Presentations
Create a consistent and simple design
Limit number of words on each screen
Use contrasting colors for text and background
Avoid putting words in all capital letters
Limit the number of slides
Use images to reinforce your message
Avoid italicized fronts as they are difficult to read quickly
Avoid long sentences
No more than 6-8 words per line
Keep the background consistent and subtle
Tips for effective presentations
Practice how to move forward and backward within your presentation
Have a Plan B in the event of technical difficulties
Practice with someone who has never seen your presentation
Do not read from your slides
Do not speak to your slides
How to create a simple PowerPoint presentation
This video is easy to follow.
Make it fancier by adding images, logos or your own slide design.
How to add video to a PowerPoint