PowerPoint Presentation

As you put together PowerPoint presentations for internal meetings or public forums, please feel free to use the template provided.  Each slide in this template features our branded design.  If there is a specific slide design you’d like to incorporate that’s not shown as an option, please reach out to Sarah Bradley, sbradley@madisonhealth.com.

Download:  MCHCS-PowerPoint-Template.zip

Helpful Tip:  This download includes a support file (MCHCS.xml) that should not be deleted.  Store this file wherever you place the PowerPoint template on your computer.  This support file doesn’t need to be opened, but it ensures that settings like our color palette and fonts function properly.

 Simplify and limit the number of words

  • Limit your slides to 5 lines of text with no more than 6-8 words per line
  • Use key phrases and only include essential information
  • Avoid paragraphs, quotations and complete sentences
  • This prevents the presenter from reading directly from the slides

Let the slide breathe

  • Limit punctuation
  • Avoid putting words in all capital letters
  • Empty space on the slide will enhance readability

Avoid transitions and animations

  • Avoid the use of flashy transitions such as text fly-ins
  • These features may seem impressive at first, but are distracting and get old quickly

Quality imagery

  • Use good quality images that reinforce and complement your message
  • Avoid clip art at all costs
  • Ensure that your image maintains its impact and resolution when projected

Limit the number of slides

  • One slide per minute
  • Presenters who constantly “flip” to the next slide are likely to lose their audience

Size Matters

  • Aim for a majority of text to be 40-point font
  • Do not use font smaller than 24-point
  • Make certain all elements of any particular slide are large enough to be seen easily