Helpful Hints to Consider When Developing Your PowerPoint (ppt) Presentations
Note: Please convert all slides to black and white when submitting for inclusion into the conference materials. Submission deadline is October 15, 2013.
- REQUIRED: For printing purposes, please use a light background (template) and black lettering, pictures, graphs and charts when submitting your slides to AAAP for inclusion in the printed handout booklet. (White background with all black text/images is recommended.) You are encouraged to use color in your live PowerPoint presentation, but AAAP requires an additional black and white version of your presentation solely for printing purposes.
- Place the title of your presentation on the first slide, along with your full name, title, organizational affiliation, contact information (phone, email, website). When applicable provide your funding agency and grant number.
- The second slide should indicate any disclosure of potential conflicts of interest. If applicable, please name the organization(s) with which you have a financial relationship or interest. Do not use trade names, products or drug logos. The third slide should indicate the educational objectives of your presentation.
- Slide presentations should be brief and to the point. Do not present full paragraphs of text. Use a bulleted list or outline format to introduce the idea, then elaborate on each point in more detail during your live presentation. Never read word for word from the slides - this is a waste of time for you and the participants.
- Make sure to use easy to read fonts such Arial, Helvetica, and Verdana.
- Use contrasting colors either a dark background with light text or a light background with dark text. Keep it simple - too many colors and designs will only distract and confuse your audience.
- Try to use large fonts in the text. Fonts smaller than 12 pt. are hard to read.
- Avoid busy backgrounds that will make the text hard to read. Keep the background simple.
- Strive to incorporate a combination of text, tables, and graphics to keep the presentation interesting and participants engaged.
- Don't forget to include citations and bibliography for any research.
- Include links or information on how to access resources and/or information you referred to during the presentation.