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Bad Power Point Show

  1. 1. Common PowerPoint Misteaks Common PowerPoint Mistakes The World’s Worst PowerPoint Tips to help you avoid
  2. 2. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carefully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: there’s only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>
  3. 3. Fewer Frivolous Fonts <ul><li>Use ONE “sans serif” font for titles </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Arial </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Use ONE “serif” font for text </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Times New Roman </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Less is more! </li></ul>A Serif A Sans Serif
  4. 4. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carefully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: there’s only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>
  5. 5. Select Readable Fonts <ul><li>Arial Tahoma Times New Roman </li></ul><ul><li>Titles about 40-44 points </li></ul><ul><li>Text about 28-32 points </li></ul><ul><li>Watch your slideshow from the back of the room. Is it readable? </li></ul>
  6. 6. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carefully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: there’s only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>Note: this slide animates each letter of every word
  7. 7. Avoid Annoying Animations <ul><li>Use animations to enhance your presentation </li></ul><ul><li>A little movement can be visually appealing and interesting </li></ul><ul><li>Too much is distracting </li></ul>
  8. 8. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carefully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: there’s only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>
  9. 9. Clip Art Clutter <ul><li>Rule of thumb: one graphic per slide </li></ul><ul><li>Clip art should reflect your topic and help you tell your story </li></ul>
  10. 10. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carefully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: there’s only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>
  11. 11. Consider Contrasting Colors Dark font on light background Light font on dark background Use a PowerPoint Design Template (but ONLY ONE)
  12. 12. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carefully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Have you figured it out? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what it is? </li></ul><ul><li>Isn’t it obvious? </li></ul><ul><li>Now do you know? </li></ul><ul><li>Is this getting annoying? </li></ul><ul><li>Or even redundant? </li></ul><ul><li>Have I made my point? </li></ul><ul><li>Promise you won’t ever do this? </li></ul><ul><li>On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: there’s only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>
  13. 13. Too Much Information! <ul><li>Use short phrases </li></ul><ul><li>Use 28-32 point fonts-- when you run out of room it’s time for a new slide </li></ul><ul><li>“White space” is a good thing! </li></ul>
  14. 14. What’s wrong with this slide? <ul><li>Look carfully at this slide </li></ul><ul><li>Do you see anything wrong? </li></ul><ul><li>On you’re answer sheet tell whats wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Hint: theirs only one thing wrong with each slide! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Chek Yur Speling <ul><li>Spell checkers are not 100% accurate! </li></ul><ul><li>My Spell Checker I have a spell checker It came with my PC It plane lee marks four my revue Miss steaks aye can knot see </li></ul>
  16. 16. And one more thing… <ul><li>Don’t use sound effects! </li></ul><ul><li>They are annoying! </li></ul><ul><li>You don’t need them! </li></ul><ul><li>We don’t want to hear them! </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT USE THEM! </li></ul><ul><li>EVER! </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you </li></ul>

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