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Ten Mistakes In Powerpoint Presentation

  1. 1. TEN MISTAKES IN POWERPOINT PRESENTATION By Ham Diyon
  2. 2. Have you experienced that… <ul><li>You walked into the meeting room, </li></ul><ul><li>They dimmed the light, </li></ul><ul><li>The presenter click on the mouse again and again. </li></ul><ul><li>Guess what happen next… </li></ul>
  3. 3. After five minutes or so… <ul><li>They starts nodding, </li></ul><ul><li>Or meditating? </li></ul><ul><li>May be praying? </li></ul><ul><li>NO! </li></ul><ul><li>This could be you </li></ul>
  4. 4. What’s wrong here? <ul><li>Anything can go wrong anytime, </li></ul><ul><li>However mistakes can be avoided, </li></ul><ul><li>10 common mistakes in PowerPoint Presentation. </li></ul>
  5. 5. 1. Poor Knowledge on the Topic <ul><li>Do it only if your are ready, </li></ul><ul><li>Use the cue cards, </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t give the handout at the beginning, </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t read word by word, </li></ul><ul><li>Be confident. </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Using the Wrong Fonts <ul><li>Use Arial or Helvetica </li></ul><ul><li>Use large fonts (35-45 points), </li></ul><ul><li>Use 6-8 words per line </li></ul><ul><li>Use 6 lines or less per slide </li></ul>36 points Arial
  7. 7. Things to avoid in using fonts <ul><li>Avoid fonts less than 24 points </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. avoid fonts less than 24 points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid italicized fonts </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. avoid italicized fonts </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using dark text on dark background. </li></ul><ul><li>to test the fonts, stand six feet away. </li></ul>20 points Italic
  8. 8. 3. Using the Wrong Background <ul><li>Avoid using too many colors, </li></ul><ul><li>Limit the colors on each screen, </li></ul><ul><li>Poor background choices will resulted in poor visibility, </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. next slide… </li></ul>Next
  9. 9. This is poor background <ul><li>Too dark </li></ul><ul><li>Text should be light, </li></ul><ul><li>Wrong choice for PowerPoint background, </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid this combination. </li></ul>
  10. 10. 4. Poor Text Color <ul><li>Choose the right text contrast, </li></ul><ul><li>Use the high contrast so that easy to read, </li></ul><ul><li>Like white text on dark blue, </li></ul><ul><li>E.g. this is very poor text color </li></ul>Poor color
  11. 11. 5. Text too Small <ul><li>Avoid using small text, </li></ul><ul><li>Use over 30 points size text, </li></ul><ul><li>Not less than 24 points, </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. this text is too small </li></ul>20 points
  12. 12. 6. Use Bullet Points <ul><li>Use bullet points for key ideas, </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using to many bullets, </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t use more than 6 lines per slide, </li></ul><ul><li>Use full sentences only when quote. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Avoid too many bullet points <ul><li>avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too many bullet points </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid too many bullet points </li></ul>This is bad
  14. 14. 7. Spelling and Grammar Check <ul><li>Click on tools, </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to check on errors, </li></ul><ul><li>However, some words can’t be check, </li></ul><ul><li>e.g. Ham Diyon </li></ul>
  15. 15. 8. Annoying Animations and Sound Effect <ul><li>Animation with sound effect distract, </li></ul><ul><li>It can be effective if wisely used, </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid flashy, flying and twirling animation, </li></ul><ul><li>Use less annoying like Appear effect and Dissolve effect, </li></ul><ul><li>Avoid using sound effect. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Annoying animation and sound effect
  17. 17. 9. Don’t Copy Images from Websites <ul><li>Check out the copyright issues, </li></ul><ul><li>Choose from the clip art, </li></ul><ul><li>If websites, get free photos at Photoshop Tutorials Blog, </li></ul><ul><li>Get wmf file with vector images, </li></ul><ul><li>www.flickr.com/creativecommons/ </li></ul>
  18. 18. Enlarged Pictures from the Website stretch Stretch up
  19. 19. 10. Remember Your Audience <ul><li>Take full control of your audience, </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t speak to yourself but speak out, </li></ul><ul><li>You should be the main attraction not the PowerPoint, </li></ul><ul><li>Speak to your audience not the screen, </li></ul><ul><li>Control your voice. </li></ul>
  20. 20. Extra Tips <ul><li>Use the K.I.S.S. principle (Keep it silly simple), </li></ul><ul><li>Check all the equipments and rehearse, </li></ul><ul><li>Bring extra projector bulb, </li></ul><ul><li>Check the lighting in the room, </li></ul><ul><li>Point out the exit in case of fire. </li></ul>
  21. 21. PowerPoint is not Evil! <ul><li>If only we can avoid these silly ten mistakes, </li></ul><ul><li>Much more better than… </li></ul>This one
  22. 22. PowerPoint is Great! <ul><li>Thank You </li></ul>

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