Tips on Using Powerpoint in Safety Presentations
George’s Safety Reflections – SEE MORE HERE
Power-point can be a very valuable aid to your presentation but only if used correctly
The use of Power-Point presentations
There are 4 very common mistakes with the use of Power-Point presentations.
- Stuffing far too much material on the presentation, the need to constantly display the company logo is particularly inappropriate in my view.
- Font size too small for those at the back of the room to read it. A particular problem with an older audience
- An over-reliance on the technology, you should be prepared for a power failure or for some other reason an inability to use the technology.
- Too many presentations, many presenters foster “Death by Power-Point” (Too many or over reliance on them)
Tips for preparing presentations.
- Keep them simple and visually strong
- Use keywords not sentences or phrases
- Bring it alive with colour and clip-art
- Make sure it says exactly what you mean
- Big font
- Use a sequence of presentations to build to a point you are making
- Use strong colours for font, black, dark blue, dark purple etc.
- Dark blue, dark green, dark red contrasted with a strong yellow background can be visually appealing.
- Some people get annoyed if you read to them what they can easily read for themselves on the screen
- Slow down your pace to allow sufficient time for your audience to read what is on the screen
- Always check your presentation can be read from the back of the room
- Incorporate as much multi-media into the presentation as possible, it is relatively easy to incorporate video into power-point
- The wise learning facilitator uses a wide range of learning methodologies