Microsoft PowerPoint ® Templates
The Office of University Communications offers templates that can be used in making presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint®.
The templates offer the correct Immaculata University logos and marks, and seven templates are available.
These templates are for the convenience of the University community. Their use is not required.
Tips for creating and giving Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations
The most effective Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations are simple.
- Include a few graphics that support your points, but no more than one or two images per slide.
- Use bullets, and try to keep text brief enough to fit on one line.
- Limit text to seven lines per slide.
- Choose sans-serif fonts against a light background for easy reading. Avoid using a font size that is too small to read from a distance (12-16pt).
- Add charts and graphs that are easy to understand.
- Limit animation and the number of colors.
A slideshow supplements your spoken presentation.
- Microsoft PowerPoint® presentations work best when coupled with spoken words that elaborate on the text on slides.
- If you put all of what you plan to say on to slides, your audience may become more focused on reading the text than listening to you. Use your Microsoft PowerPoint® presentation to highlight a few key points.
- Avoid reading directly from your slides.
- Giving the audience a periodic rest from the visual presentation can allow you to emphasize points verbally.
Check your slideshow before giving your presentation.
- Leave time to review and edit the slides thoroughly, and have someone else proofread them for you.
- Make sure your slideshow works on the equipment to be used or on a similar type of projector and laptop in advance of your presentation.