Elements of an Excellent PowerPoint Presentation
Large font - font should be appropriate for method of display and should be readable for all
members of the audience.
Clear and easy to read screens
Not more than one idea per slide.
Limited number of words per screen.
Use limited animations/transitions so that they aren’t distracters
All diagrams/photographs need to be correctly referenced or keyed to source
Diagrams need to be large and not convoluted.
Know your audience and use audience-appropriate language
Continuity between slides (smooth slide transitions)
Consistent color scheme
Should have title frame with name, date and an explanatory title.
Introduction to what is going to present. Explain goals and objectives.
Conclusion frame that wraps up the items discussed in the presentation
Material presented in a logical order
-broader concepts explained before details
Overall references and credits must be at the end of the document.
Spelling, grammar and topic appropriate vocabulary.
General concepts well defined
Definitions of terms used in presentation
Slides contain appropriate visuals for the content area
Continuity/Flow of the presentation
Applications and questions are included which go beyond the original simulation.
Can add option bells & whistles for bonus points. (sound, music, etc.)