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