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Electronic Newsletter                 Issue 2009-07

 

July 2009

In this issue Striking Statistic, Timely Tip, Group Gathering, Computer Clue, and Quick Quote

 

 

 

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Striking Statistic

People retain 20% of what they hear or retention of 30% of what they see, however people will retain 50% of what is both heard and seen.

Timely Tip

 

Good visuals can enhance a presentation tremendously.  The 4 main things to remember when designing visuals for a presentation are to only have a few, use big text, keep the message simple, and make the presentation as memorable as possible.   Also keep in mind when designing presentation visuals that contain primarily text and tables, use the 6 X 6 rule of no more than 6 lines and 6 words per line.  For more details on how 6 X 6 could work for visuals, please see the article below.

How to Use the Rule of Six for Designing Presentation Slides

The above article will also mention the 6 X 6 rule for charts of no more than 6 data points per graph.  Charts work better than tables or text because they are more visual and can be understood faster than a list of numbers.  For detail on what types of charts/graphs to use to emphasize different types of data, also see  the article on charts.

How to Select Which Chart Type to Use in an Office Application

Group Gathering

 

The book R.A!R.A! A Meeting Wizard's Approach contains a 2-page form that teams may use to paln and design presentations.  To get a copy of this form, please send an email request to the author using the address listed at the bottom of the below web page

http://www.shirleyfinelee.com/FreeForms.htm.

Computer Clue

 

Computers make it so much easier to create and display presentation visuals.  It is now possible to add images. movies, sounds,  and other animations to make the visuals more interesting.  However,  use caution when adding these elements to prevent the message getting lost in the use of technology.  Review the article below for more ideas on using technology to enhance a presentation.

How to Design Presentation Slides Using Images and Animations

Articles containing instructional steps on how to use different options in PowerPoint to design presentation visuals can be found at

 

http://www.shirleyfinelee.com/Articles_EhowOffice.htm#PPT

 

Quick Quote


"It's much easier to consume the visual image than to read something."  - Lawrence Ferlinghetti

 

 

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