Print Size

Keep the size of print for words and numbers as large as possible. In most programs anything smaller than point-18 cannot be read on the screen by all the audience. This may mean you need to make a larger number of slides and put less information on each slide. You want the people at the back of the room to be able to read all the information, including the citations. To do this you must 1) limit the number of words on each slide, and 2) discipline yourself to put as little information on each slide as possible, using your voice to fill in the information.

An audience at a conference becomes annoyed with a speaker when there is so much information on a slide that they cannot follow the speaker's logic. Unfortunately this becomes particularly true when the audience also has trouble understanding the speaker's English.

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