Your body slides carry the detailed content of your presentation.
Where do the body slides fit into the presentation?
Naturally, the body slides follow the introduction:
And each part in the body of the presentation begins with a moving blueprint
Tips for body slides
It's not within the scope of this Web
site to go into detail on designing body slides. But here are some quick
- Use a sans serif font. The most common are Arial
(for a formal tone) and Comic Sans (for an informal tone).
- Bold everything if you're using Arial. Otherwise
it looks too light when you project it. But you don't need to use bold
for Comic Sans (which is a heavier typeface than Arial).
- Use about 32-point type for titles and other text.
Use slightly smaller type to label graphs, etc.
- Use bullets instead of paragraphs. Sometimes you
have to use full sentences or short paragraphs, but make those the exception.
- Prefer images over words. Can you draw a picture
of what you're saying—perhaps with a flow chart, a decision tree, or
just a drawing (like the golf hole)? Why make your audience picture
something if you can picture it for them?
- Use a light background (usually white). Many colors
contrast with a light background—which makes it more versatile than
a dark background. Once you start using images—which usually require
several colors—you'll be glad you're using a light background. That
way, your image will attract the audience's attention—not your background.
Consider using a colorful background for the cover and blueprint slides,
if you wish.
What's wrong with this body slide?
See if you can find several things wrong.
Ready to see the answer?
Through with the quiz? You're
ready to move on to . . .
Your next step
The next (and last!) slide in the model is the ending
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