A Bad, Bad, Bad PowerPoint

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How not to design a PowerPoint presentation.

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A Bad, Bad, Bad PowerPoint

  1. 1. An Incredibly Bad Presentation What NOT to do with PowerPoint
  2. 2. Slide Animations <ul><li>Watch the sound effects! (Less is more) </li></ul><ul><li>Text animations that take too long don’t help either! </li></ul><ul><li>Keep text to a minimum. If you try to give them everything on screen, they’ll spend more time reading the slide and less time LISTENING TO YOU! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Slide Text <ul><li>Use bullets as speaking points </li></ul><ul><li>Try to avoid reading your slides (it “dumbs down” the presentation) </li></ul><ul><li>Thoose red lynes that apear beloh text wen you ar writing yur slide are tellling yu somting. (Embarrassing, isn’t it?) </li></ul><ul><li>Know your text, have a copy of your slide in front of you. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s very hard (and poor form) to have more than six bullets per slide </li></ul><ul><li>More than six will cause you to have to break the text size rule of no less than 32 points for clarity (yeah right, like you can read this from 100 feet!) </li></ul><ul><li>Use color for emphasis , not style , in text. </li></ul><ul><li>Vary Serif and Sans Serif in papers, not in slides (it is too distracting). </li></ul>
  4. 4. Graphics <ul><li>Be sure graphics are appropriate to your topic. </li></ul><ul><li>If you have to explain it … </li></ul><ul><li>Use small (file size ) graphics for best results </li></ul><ul><li>Backgrounds should be chosen carefully! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Thank you very much! If you want people to ignore you after your presentation, be sure to put a lot of text on the last slide, like contact information. You can almost guarantee a fast exit this way. (Use a plain black slide instead)

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