PowerPoint Tip: Full Screen Photos

Manner of Speaking

Of course, keeping all of the text against the blue of the sky in this case would mean reducing the size of the font, which is never desirable in a presentation slide. Tags: PowerPoint Dave Paradi font size looking at pictures and text photographs I recently came across this short video. In it, Dave Paradi explains why photographs in a presentation can be more effective than reams of text when it comes to getting a message across to our audiences.

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Slide design rules–what are yours?

PowerPoint Tips

Rule 1: Images should be of high-quality; use photos unless you’re creating an iconic look (such as the image for this post). Charts, tables & diagrams Design principles Shapes & text boxes Text & fonts skude rykesm skude desugb

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PowerPoint Tip: Government Photos You can Use

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In almost every workshop that I do, someone asks where you can get great photos to use in your presentation. Governments have staff who take photographs as part of their jobs, and many times these photos are quite good. Photos are one of the powerful ways to communicate our ideas.

Design for quick changes–because changes always happen

PowerPoint Tips

Don’t use custom fonts and don’t embed fonts. Embedding fonts is a way to use custom fonts so that others who don’t have the font can view it. But occasionally, an embedded font can lock up a file (and not all fonts are embeddable anyway).

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Graphic Tips: Making Text Clearer On Photos

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

So there’s a lot of fine-print type going over the top of photos, which creates production dramas too tedious to relate here, but it has some relevance for creating presentation graphics. A nice photo makes a more compelling background for your screen show than a cheesy graphic template.

Success with Slides: A PowerPoint Presentation Guide

DeFinis Communications

1. Dense sentences in small (6-8) point font : If you have to make your font that tiny to get all the information on the slide, you’re saying too much. . 2. Disregard for basic design elements: If you want people to look at your slide don’t load it up with too much text, confusing graphs and unrelated photos. . Tags: PowerPoint Tips Charts Complete Sentence Design Font Graphs Handouts Numbers PowerPoint Slides Speaker notes Template Text Visual aids

10 tips for modern design in 2017

PowerPoint Tips

His designer told him that he should use thin fonts, meaning that the font stroke is thin. Use a thin, sans-serif font. Thin fonts are popular now. There’s a reason that you’re seeing thinner fonts on your phone.

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What’s your design style?

PowerPoint Tips

Retro: Old photos and objects with a limited palette. Big photography: Single large image, compelling photo, bold typeface, high contrast text color, horizontal orientation. Mix & match typography: Many types of fonts, text in shapes, text is the graphic.

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Share Your Nominees for the 2017 Best Speaker Website Contest

Speaker Launcher

We have seen a shift away from photo carousels and more folks opting for parallax scrolling websites. Fonts have gotten bolder. It has been two years since we ran our “Best Speaker Website Contest” and once again, much has changed in website design and fads in that time.

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5 principles for easier and faster slide creation

PowerPoint Tips

This meant that all of the fonts were huge (88pt instead of 44pt, for example). Light photos vs. dark photos. Stock photos vs. photos you take yourself. 5) Be consistent with fonts and text. The slide master used Helvetica fonts.

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Free PowerPoint alternatives – Canva

PowerPoint Tips

When you click on the text, you will see multiple formatting options just as in PowerPoint, such as font style, font size, bold, italic, line and letter spacing, and much more. Use the same banner/title font, grid/frame, background, and fonts on all of your slides for a coherent look.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint Tips

From the Font Size drop-down list, choose a large font size. With the text still selected, choose a bright font color from the Font Color drop-down list. Use a clear, sans-serif font. You may have to resize the font. Windows comes with Windows Photo Viewer.

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Create a checklist graphic in PowerPoint

PowerPoint Tips

You could certainly take your own photo, but I found a good photo from freeimages.com here. Here you see the two options — the photo is on the left and the Fuzzimo option is on the right. Adjust the size, font and color as desired.

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Working with multi-speaker presentations

PowerPoint Tips

” That was because of the many fonts and colors used, even within each presentation. Inserted charts that were completely different in their colors and fonts from other charts (hence the ransom note look). I added photos from my favorite stock photo site.

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Slide Design: Try this ‘Simple’ Game…

More than PowerPoint...

Your goal is to design your presentation using 5 very spartan rules: Use 1 font types and 2 font sizes, max. Use 2 font types and 3 font sizes, max. Open up your design restrictions to these rules: Use up to 2 font types and 3 font sizes. photo by Euromagic.

6 steps to create a quick PowerPoint makeover

PowerPoint Tips

I have created a PowerPoint theme that has the settings I want for font, font size, title justification and more. Inconsistent fonts and font sizes, which make the presentation look chaotic. Distorted or grainy photos.

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Infographics Help Audiences Visualize Data

Professionally Speaking...

There are a variety of pre-existing themes where you can insert your own text and customize background colors, icons and fonts by dragging and dropping. Photo Credit: flickr/Proctor Archives C.C.

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How to create a poster in PowerPoint 2007 & PowerPoint 2010

PowerPoint Tips

From the Font Size drop-down list, choose a large font size. With the text still selected, choose a bright font color from the Font Color drop-down list. From the mini toolbar, choose a font color that shows up well against the fill color.

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Slides that pop! Using the 3rd dimension on a PowerPoint slide–Part III: Collages and 3D scenes

PowerPoint Tips

You create the cut-out look by drawing a shape around an existing image, usually a photo. I chose a font that looked more handwritten than the default. Don’t be afraid to take your own photos! Your own photos will often be more authentic and relevant.

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What Bugs Your Audience

Professionally Speaking...

If you want me to be able to read your slides, please make sure the font size is big enough. Photo Credit: flickr/Writing a Letter C.C. Dear Presenter, You suck. Sincerely, Your Audience.

PowerPoint Lessons at 30,000 Feet

DeFinis Communications

There were the usual offenders: Lines of text in 8-point font, lots of dense graphs, mixed up font styles and sizes, no color scheme to speak of, and no images, photos or video. One photo will say more than 30 lines of 8-point text.

6 presentation tips from a professional speaker

Speaking about Presenting

Photo by James Duncan Davidson. They worry about slide templates, images, movies, fonts, clothes, hair and the rest, forgetting to do the harder and more important work of thinking deeply about what points they want to make. Scott Berkun speaking at the Web2.0 Expo 2009.

Presentation Tip: Make slides easy to see

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

In the background, they had a photo of a street in the community, showing houses, lawns, and trees. A nice photo, but one that distracted the audience because they were trying to figure out whether the image related to the changes being discussed (it didn’t). If you want to use a photo to illustrate your point, make it the main part of the slide and use callouts to direct the audience’s attention to the spots on the photo that illustrate what you are talking about.

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How to persuade other people to ditch the bullets

Speaking about Presenting

Convert one slide of bullets to a photo or simple diagram. Then put each assertion on it’s own slide in a large sans-serif font on a plain background.

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Apostrophes and quotation marks

Presentation Zen

I took this photo below of a sign in Nagoya last year. As you can see from the photo right, sometimes the backward apostrophe gets by the best of them. Although "use smart quotes" was on in the slide app, the quotation marks remained the same after I changed the font and size.

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Top Tips for Using a Teleprompter or Autocue

Inter-Activ Presenting and Influencing

To see more pictures go to Teleprompter photos. Ask the operator to set the font size to suit your eyesight. The bigger the font the fewer words on the screen, so the less chance you have of seeing what’s coming up.

If PowerPoint caused the war, Excel caused the financial crisis

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Many presentations would be more effective if the presenter used diagrams, graphs, photos or other visuals to illustrate their ideas instead of endless slides full of bullet points. Fourth, the diagram uses different font sizes to indicate the major items and the minor items under each grouping. Finally, the diagram uses a sans-serif font.

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Holiday gift list for speakers!

Speak Schmeak

See both together in the photo on the left.) I keep my notes to the side of the stage, on a table or lectern, and in order to see them clearly (I also use a big font!),

Three vital presentation lessons learned…from a walk in the woods

More than PowerPoint...

Halfway down, I snapped another photo: Sign, halfway down the hill, with zoom. If you want me to take your words seriously, how about making your font size huge and clearly visible? For close to two decades, I take an almost-daily walk near my office.

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Funny PowerPoint video and my response

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Look at the words on your slide and look for clues as to how to represent the idea with a visual - graph, diagram, photo, etc. When it comes to fonts, use a sans-serif font like Arial because research shows that it is easier to see when projected.

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My 2015 holiday speaker gift list is here!

Speak Schmeak

See both together in the photo on the left.) I keep my notes to the side of the stage, on a table or lectern, and in order to see them clearly (I also use a big font!), It''s the most wonderful time of the year!

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

We chose colors and fonts that support the message, but that also appeal to the audience. We used photos that fit in with the general aesthetic of the slide. A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.

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4 Tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

Chose colors and fonts that support the message, but that also appeal to the audience. Included photos that fit in with the general aesthetic of the slide. A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.

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4 tips and 1 Tool That Will Help You Perfect Your Slide Design

Duarte Blog

We chose colors and fonts that support the message, but that also appeal to the audience. We used photos that fit in with the general aesthetic of the slide. A good presentation depends, at least partly, on good slide design.

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Timeline 3D: A Review

Thoughts On Presenting And Design

A nice touch is the ability to pull images in from iPhoto using the built-in “Photos&# panel. Though you can change fonts and colors, you’re stuck with very thin lines to represent the date ranges of your events.

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10 Steps to Delivery an Outstanding Speech

TJ Walker Interactive

Use photos, images or drawings that make your message more understandable and more memorable than you simply saying it. Print your outline on a single sheet of paper using very large font so that you won’t have to pick up the outline when speaking. Brainstorm on every possible message (one sentence max for each message) you would want to convey to your audience. Prioritize your messages. Eliminate all but your top 5 messages.

Results of survey: What resources would help you improve your presentation skills?

PowerPoint Tips

Online resource for material for presentations: templates, video, photos, eetc. Basics: Quick simple show: use this background and font and colors. Embeding audio, video, photos without going thru the steps- macro maybe? Thanks to all of you (about 100 people) who answered the survey! 1) What version of PowerPoint are you using? 2000 or earlier. 2002/2003. 40.2%. 55.4%. 2001,x,2004 (Mac). 2008 (Mac). 2) Which books would help you most with presentations?

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PowerPoint Tip: Top Ideas from PowerPoint Live

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

She gave a clear workflow to follow and explained how we can create a theme in PowerPoint that can carry colors and fonts over to Word and Excel for even greater consistency in our communications. Dr. Carmen Taran gave a session on using dramatic photos to capture attention. The great idea I got from her session was to keep a lightbox on istockphoto of photos that you may need in the future. Then, purchase the photos only when you need to use them.

12for12 April Challenge: Review Your Image

Speak Schmeak

Or are you using a generic template with generic colors and stock photos? Are your fonts and colors consistent across your pages? Is your photo reasonably current? (My My home page photo is on the verge of being outdated, but I love it so much.)

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Child Labor: Not As Bad As It Sounds

Can You Hear Me Up the Back?

And an unsupervised kid will inevitably favor the Devil’s Font, Comic Sans. Basic PPT editing, simple pre-packaged animations and transitions, simple photo editing. Kids: quicker and better than us. Pic Moonwaves. Is your presentation material dull and lifeless?

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Presentation Tip: Presenting legal/regulatory quotes

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

You can create a large version of the text by creating a new text box and increasing the font size. After you have shown the text and explained it, I suggest you also demonstrate what the text means by using a visual, such as a photo or diagram. Yesterday I spoke to a conference of real estate and legal professionals about how to create more effective PowerPoint slides when giving training sessions.

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PowerPoint Tip: Presenting from someone else’s computer

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

Use standard fonts that will be on all computers, like Arial or Calibri so your text appears the way you designed it. Make sure you have inserted photos using the Insert – Photo function instead of copying and pasting from a file list since this can cause problems especially when moving between Windows and Mac versions of PowerPoint.

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Presentation Tip: Essential iPad apps for presenters

Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog

This means that you could even show your slides (as images) or photos from your iPad. It preserves fonts, most animations, images, and virtually all of the key features you will use. Apple’s latest iPad was released last week and many presenters either already have an iPad or are considering purchasing one. I have had one for about a year (the iPad 2) and have found it very valuable for my work.

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