Quick Tips to Make You a PowerPoint Master – Effective Use of PowerPoint

By Honorable Cynthia Norton & Honorable Kevin R. Anderson

Create a Master Slide Template: Create a custom slide template that you can use each time you produce a new PowerPoint presentation (in PowerPoint, click View and then Slide Master). This avoids "reinventing the wheel" each time.

In creating your Master Slide, use complimentary and contrasting colors to maximize readability. I like to use a dark, navy-blue background, bright yellow for headings, and white for text. Avoid similar colors that can be difficult to read (e.g., light blue text on a dark blue . . .

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