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Check all colors on a projection screen before the actual presentation. The truth is, bad PowerPoint happens to good people, and quite often the person giving the presentation is just as much a victim as the poor sods listening to her or him. Again, if it is included in the software, your audience has seen it a million times before. You do not need to feel compelled to use this color scheme, though you may choose to use a variation of those colors.

Avoid moving the pointer

The key to success is to make certain your slide show is a visual aid and not a visual distraction. Tie the number of copies of an image to the numbers in your text. There are exceptions, of course, and not all PowerPoint art is dreadful, but use carefully and judiciously.

Learn to navigate your presentation in a non-linear fashion. Tips for delivering an effective presentation Tip Show up early and verify that your equipment works properly. Disk failures, software version mismatches, lack of disk space, low memory, and many other factors can ruin a presentation. Used to show changes in quantity over time.

First, make certain that you need graphical images to enhance your message. Academics typically only endure weak PowerPoint presentations at conferences, while university students may be exposed to them several times a day for an entire semester. Use contrasting colors for text and background. The text should be a cue for the presenter rather than the full message for the audience. Try to use the same style graphical image throughout the presentation e.

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Check all images on a projection screen before the actual presentation. Avoid moving the pointer unconsciously.

Limit your slides to five lines of text and use words and phrases to make your points. You should still be able to give an excellent presentation if you focus on the message. Turn your screen saver off. The right color can help persuade and motivate. Often, parts of an effective presentation depend on creating suspense to engage the audience.