Death By PowerPoint  (and how to avoid it)
How often have you watched aPowerPoint presentation that   made you feel like this?
Here’s some ideas of  how to do it and   things to avoid
Try using simplebackground templates     like this…
Or this...
They’re more interesting than thestandard PowerPoint templates and           they’re free!  See www.templatewise.com for m...
• Don’t put too much information on to oneslide. Put one main point and talk around itrather than reading out the slide. P...
Don’t use too  many colours  or too manydifferent fonts!
Keep things simple• Use only one or two large clearfonts throughout the presentation • Stick to only using one or two     ...
Still paying attention?!                           Good…
Make sure that your text is        readable •Make it large enough – at least 40                 pts.•Make sure the text is...
If the text colour is too       similar to the  background colour it    is difficult to read!
This doesn’t mean yourpresentation has to be boring! Add illustrations, photos and videos!              Or even a
How interesting hasthis presentation been?     (click relevant button)     Very! I’d like to watch it again!     Not very ...
You are now qualified tomake interesting PowerPoint      presentations!   The only things to remember are…
 Find new interesting backgroundtemplatesStick to one or two fonts in one or twocoloursMake text big and boldMake it e...
But most importantly….have       with it!If you have any questions on preparingPowerPoint presentations or eLearning      ...
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  1. 1. Death By PowerPoint (and how to avoid it)
  2. 2. How often have you watched aPowerPoint presentation that made you feel like this?
  3. 3. Here’s some ideas of how to do it and things to avoid
  4. 4. Try using simplebackground templates like this…
  5. 5. Or this...
  6. 6. They’re more interesting than thestandard PowerPoint templates and they’re free! See www.templatewise.com for more or google ‘free PowerPoint templates’ and see what you can find!
  7. 7. • Don’t put too much information on to oneslide. Put one main point and talk around itrather than reading out the slide. Peopleread faster than you speak so showingthem a slide of all the information makesyour presence obsolete!• Plus, your audience won’t even belistening to you, they will be too busy tryingto read all of the information before theslide progresses! • See, it’s difficult isn’t it?!
  8. 8. Don’t use too many colours or too manydifferent fonts!
  9. 9. Keep things simple• Use only one or two large clearfonts throughout the presentation • Stick to only using one or two different colours
  10. 10. Still paying attention?! Good…
  11. 11. Make sure that your text is readable •Make it large enough – at least 40 pts.•Make sure the text is the right colour so it is visible over the background colour
  12. 12. If the text colour is too similar to the background colour it is difficult to read!
  13. 13. This doesn’t mean yourpresentation has to be boring! Add illustrations, photos and videos! Or even a
  14. 14. How interesting hasthis presentation been? (click relevant button) Very! I’d like to watch it again! Not very interesting, to be honest
  15. 15. You are now qualified tomake interesting PowerPoint presentations! The only things to remember are…
  16. 16.  Find new interesting backgroundtemplatesStick to one or two fonts in one or twocoloursMake text big and boldMake it entertaining! Addphotos, pictures, quizzes and videos!Only add one point per slide – keep text to a minimum
  17. 17. But most importantly….have with it!If you have any questions on preparingPowerPoint presentations or eLearning contact a member of the LRC/eLearning team
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