Leadership Book Presentationflower2020
Creative Presentation Guidelines
Created by Jeannie Short, MSN, RN
Indiana Wesleyan University
Post-licensure (RNBSN) Program
To identify characteristics of an effective presentation in the Post-licensure Nursing Program at IWU.
To select the appropriate format for delivering a presentation.
To design a group of slides and become familiar with toolbar items for the PowerPoint program.
To list elements that make a PowerPoint presentation consistent.
To use graphics, art and photos, and creative presentation techniques discriminately and effectively.
Selecting a Background Design for PowerPoint Presentations
When using an LCD to project your presentation:
A blue/dark background is recommended
Dark colors are more soothing to the eye
Bright white is glaring and visually tiring
This is hard on the eyes….
This background is very bright….
Notice how the lettering gets lost on this bright background……
This is also considered hard on the old eyeballs…..
Let PowerPoint be your guide
Use the layout designs in PowerPoint
Use consistent colors and fonts throughout the presentation
Each content slide should have a heading.
Use consistent font size for all headings and capitalize major words in a slide heading.
Use consistent capitalization
Be consistent in punctuation
If you use a period after a bulleted point, continue that throughout the entire presentation
Select Readable Type Size
PowerPoint will automatically adjust font size depending on how many characters are on the page.
If you have too many elements on a page, PowerPoint will decrease the size of the font
Size 20 font is best for slide information
Try to center the words on the page
No need to use complete sentences
Use a straight font (no curly feet)
A straight font is more legible on both computer and projection screen.
Serif fonts are more legible in print
Times New Roman
Outline Formats Are Easy to Follow
Use bullets, not numbers
Bullets imply no significant order
They are easy to follow on a slide
Use numbers only to show rank or sequence
Adjust Lettering to Discriminate or Emphasize
Make titles a larger type size than body elements (size 36-44 font)
Emphasize important statements or words with BOLD, italic, larger size or different fonts
Titles may be in a different color than body
Choose Colors Carefully
Color wheel can be your friend
Complement & contrast
Light color text on dark background
Consistent color throughout presentation
Microsoft clipart obtained from Microsoft Office Online
Use Solid Colors Instead of Fill Patterns on Charts
Patterns on bars or pie slices cause confusion
Solid colors convey a clear bold message
The first slide should contain the same information that is included on a title page:
Title of Presentation
Creating a Title Slide
David: Courageous Biblical Leader
Faculty: Carol Bence
NUR 415: Leadership and Management in Nursing
Indiana Wesleyan University
August 1, 2018
Use of Clipart
Add Clipart where appropriate
Use only to accentuate or illustrate
Animations should only be used to demonstrate a point
Use creative commons for images that are not copyrighted and can be cited without a reference (as shown)
Can you Find the Fracture?
Click and See
|This file is made available under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication.|
Pictures and Bitmaps
Pictures can also be used to illustrate or accentuate a point
Allow plenty of room around image borders
Image courtesy of Jean M. Short. Used with permission.
Use the title “References” on a reference slide(s).
Model a reference page with sources in alphabetical order.
Make sure all sources on the reference slide are associated with a slide citation.
Use the same left margin and hanging indent for reference entries.
Use consistent font size on the reference slide.
Single spacing may be used on all slides including the reference slide(s).
The Reference Slide