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Elements of a Good Presentation


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Elements of a Good Presentation

by Melanie Cofield

Making a good presentation can be easy if you include the following elements:

1. Simple slides, with no more than one concept per page, and no more than 25-30 words per page.

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2. Text and images kept within a reasonable distance from the edges of the slide. This prevents the slide from looking over-crowded.


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3. Slides that are easy to read. Avoid flashy color schemes, fonts, and animation. These features should complement a presentation, and not be the presentation itself.


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4. A speaker who uses the slides as prompts and not as a script to be read aloud. Sometimes audiences find it distracting to try to read and listen at the same time.


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