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Approximately 350 PowerPoint presentations   are given every second around the world...                                  !...
and approximately99% suck.
and approximately99% suck.But it’s notPowerPointwhich sucks.
It’s the speaker(you) who needsto use it properly.
Your slidesare an aidand nota crutch.
Unfortunatelyif they suck,so do you.
Let’s learn good presentation designfrom other people’s mistakes with...
5SHOCKING  DESIGN MISTAKESYOU NEEDTO AVOID
MISTAKE            1  TOOMUCH INFO
Don’t vomit every piece ofinformation on your slides.
If you’re going to put word for word whatyou’re are going to say, hand over the slidesand take a seat instead.   BLAH BLAH...
YOU’RE NOT GIVING A    DOCUMENT,  YOU’RE GIVING A   PRESENTATION.If your audience is reading what    you’re saying, then w...
A good trick is tokeep onemain pointper slide.This helps you withtiming and preventsyour audience fromskipping ahead.  POI...
Keep itrelevant.Effective communication               Less slidesis knowing what to cut out,           means moreso be a m...
iiwejfwjoiwijfoppfoqp020r97234u823492492asdskweoifweiojwioe  Don’t over do it with senseless data.qjepoqiepour9349i1294238...
Do the hard workfor your audience andturn that data intosomething which ismeaningful.
MISTAKE   2    NOTENOUGHVISUALS
Deliver a bigger punchwith strong visuals.
There are endlesssources of visuals youcan use to bring yourpresentation to life.
A good place to start is:        iStockPhoto.com:          Compfight.com:            Royalty free          Creative Commons...
You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos.
You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos.Seriously, is it that much fun to work in a call center?
You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos.Seriously, is it that much fun to work in a call center?Whichever visuals you us...
Design for this guy.
Design for this guy.                       If it’s unreadable, don’t use it.
MISTAKE              3  CRAPQUALITY
Don’t bore youraudience withchildish visuals.Invest time inlearning greatdesign.
There are two shortcuts to great design
Buy it:Good design costs money.Invest in professionalimages and typeface.A little $$$ can give yousignificant advantage.
Steal it:You can reverse engineeralmost any good design.Take apart your favoritepresentations, infographics,websites and f...
a quick tip on typeface:DON’T USE$!*#& FONTS!
TahomaMicrosoft Sans SerifArialVerdanaCourier NewTimes New RomanTrebuchet MSLucida ConsoleComic Sans MS...are $!*#& fonts
Google ‘beautiful fonts’and you’ll find plenty of handpicked fontsby some of the best designers.
Here’s anexample of a freefont that looks,um, delicious.
While 95% of your colleagues use PowerPoint,it doesn’t need to be your only option.For 22 years PowerPoint has been the st...
MISTAKE   4visualvomit
Whitespace is a good thing.
Be mindfulspacing andalignment...
and keep everythingnice and tidy.      POINT 1
Having a consistent use of colors,images & alignment gives a cohesivelook to your presentation.It also helps to separate y...
Use a collection of visual assetsthat belong together...
and always stick to a color scheme.  ColorLovers.com is a great  source of color schemes
And the most shockingdesign mistake...
MISTAKE           5LACK  OFPREP
Most presentations suck becausenot enough time went intomaking them. Period.You need to craft the perfect story,create bea...
An outstanding 1 hour presentation can   take 30 hours or more of prep time.
Ya, exactly.
It’s all about being organized           and planning ahead. Have a system for collecting your ideas    to rework them int...
86%of top executives say thatcommunicating with claritydirectly impacts theircareer and income.Source: www.distinction-ser...
Yet only    25%Spend more than 2 hourson ‘high-stakes’ presentationsSource: www.distinction-services.com
Design, don’t just slapsomething together. If your presentation sucks,  don’t blame PowerPoint.
Let’s recap...MISTAKESTO AVOID:
Let’s recap...MISTAKESTO AVOID:                 TOO        NOT                 MUCH     ENOUGH                 INFO     VI...
But wait!A nicely designed presentationis not the most important part.
Yes the best speakers grip an audienceby telling a story and showing someslides to support that, but...
Yes the best speakers grip an audienceby telling a story and showing someslides to support that, but...the boldest amongth...
Before you become a master presentationdesigner you must be a great storyteller first.    One of the best resources to    ...
I promise to neverdesign a presentationthat sucks ever again.       (you sign here)
Now go on tiger,we need you tonot suck.
Thank   Please share this presentation.           You.                  Together let’s rid the world                  of P...
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  1. 1. Y ouSu ck atP er ow !P oint Mi stakes esign void cking dd to a5 sho ou nee y
  2. 2. Approximately 350 PowerPoint presentations are given every second around the world... !@#$% &#$*! #$%^&@#$% @#&^$*$@# !@#&^
  3. 3. and approximately99% suck.
  4. 4. and approximately99% suck.But it’s notPowerPointwhich sucks.
  5. 5. It’s the speaker(you) who needsto use it properly.
  6. 6. Your slidesare an aidand nota crutch.
  7. 7. Unfortunatelyif they suck,so do you.
  8. 8. Let’s learn good presentation designfrom other people’s mistakes with...
  9. 9. 5SHOCKING DESIGN MISTAKESYOU NEEDTO AVOID
  10. 10. MISTAKE 1 TOOMUCH INFO
  11. 11. Don’t vomit every piece ofinformation on your slides.
  12. 12. If you’re going to put word for word whatyou’re are going to say, hand over the slidesand take a seat instead. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  13. 13. YOU’RE NOT GIVING A DOCUMENT, YOU’RE GIVING A PRESENTATION.If your audience is reading what you’re saying, then what’s the point of you being there?
  14. 14. A good trick is tokeep onemain pointper slide.This helps you withtiming and preventsyour audience fromskipping ahead. POINT POINT POINT POINT POINT POINT ONE TWO THREE FOUR FIVE SIX
  15. 15. Keep itrelevant.Effective communication Less slidesis knowing what to cut out, means moreso be a merciless editor. time for interaction. POINT POINT POINT ONE X THREE X X SIX
  16. 16. iiwejfwjoiwijfoppfoqp020r97234u823492492asdskweoifweiojwioe Don’t over do it with senseless data.qjepoqiepour9349i12942385734982pqieqjfowiehjpwhfpiwjef[weif[w
  17. 17. Do the hard workfor your audience andturn that data intosomething which ismeaningful.
  18. 18. MISTAKE 2 NOTENOUGHVISUALS
  19. 19. Deliver a bigger punchwith strong visuals.
  20. 20. There are endlesssources of visuals youcan use to bring yourpresentation to life.
  21. 21. A good place to start is: iStockPhoto.com: Compfight.com: Royalty free Creative Commons ($$$) (free-ish*) If you’re going to use standard Microsoft clipart there’s no hope for you, sorry. *with conditions
  22. 22. You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos.
  23. 23. You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos.Seriously, is it that much fun to work in a call center?
  24. 24. You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos.Seriously, is it that much fun to work in a call center?Whichever visuals you use just remember to...
  25. 25. Design for this guy.
  26. 26. Design for this guy. If it’s unreadable, don’t use it.
  27. 27. MISTAKE 3 CRAPQUALITY
  28. 28. Don’t bore youraudience withchildish visuals.Invest time inlearning greatdesign.
  29. 29. There are two shortcuts to great design
  30. 30. Buy it:Good design costs money.Invest in professionalimages and typeface.A little $$$ can give yousignificant advantage.
  31. 31. Steal it:You can reverse engineeralmost any good design.Take apart your favoritepresentations, infographics,websites and figure out howit’s done and remix it intosomething new. EverythingIsARemix.info is a great place to start to learn how to steal great design
  32. 32. a quick tip on typeface:DON’T USE$!*#& FONTS!
  33. 33. TahomaMicrosoft Sans SerifArialVerdanaCourier NewTimes New RomanTrebuchet MSLucida ConsoleComic Sans MS...are $!*#& fonts
  34. 34. Google ‘beautiful fonts’and you’ll find plenty of handpicked fontsby some of the best designers.
  35. 35. Here’s anexample of a freefont that looks,um, delicious.
  36. 36. While 95% of your colleagues use PowerPoint,it doesn’t need to be your only option.For 22 years PowerPoint has been the standardfor delivering presentation.But not anymore.Experiment with different presentations toolsand see which one produces the best results
  37. 37. MISTAKE 4visualvomit
  38. 38. Whitespace is a good thing.
  39. 39. Be mindfulspacing andalignment...
  40. 40. and keep everythingnice and tidy. POINT 1
  41. 41. Having a consistent use of colors,images & alignment gives a cohesivelook to your presentation.It also helps to separate yourpresentation into recognizable sections.
  42. 42. Use a collection of visual assetsthat belong together...
  43. 43. and always stick to a color scheme. ColorLovers.com is a great source of color schemes
  44. 44. And the most shockingdesign mistake...
  45. 45. MISTAKE 5LACK OFPREP
  46. 46. Most presentations suck becausenot enough time went intomaking them. Period.You need to craft the perfect story,create beautiful looking slides to support itand then rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.... and not the night before.
  47. 47. An outstanding 1 hour presentation can take 30 hours or more of prep time.
  48. 48. Ya, exactly.
  49. 49. It’s all about being organized and planning ahead. Have a system for collecting your ideas to rework them into a masterpiece.
  50. 50. 86%of top executives say thatcommunicating with claritydirectly impacts theircareer and income.Source: www.distinction-services.com
  51. 51. Yet only 25%Spend more than 2 hourson ‘high-stakes’ presentationsSource: www.distinction-services.com
  52. 52. Design, don’t just slapsomething together. If your presentation sucks, don’t blame PowerPoint.
  53. 53. Let’s recap...MISTAKESTO AVOID:
  54. 54. Let’s recap...MISTAKESTO AVOID: TOO NOT MUCH ENOUGH INFO VISUALSHORRIBLE VISUAL LACKQUALITY VOMIT OF PREP
  55. 55. But wait!A nicely designed presentationis not the most important part.
  56. 56. Yes the best speakers grip an audienceby telling a story and showing someslides to support that, but...
  57. 57. Yes the best speakers grip an audienceby telling a story and showing someslides to support that, but...the boldest amongthem do away withslides entirely andgo naked.
  58. 58. Before you become a master presentationdesigner you must be a great storyteller first. One of the best resources to help you with this is Resonate by Nancy Duarte.
  59. 59. I promise to neverdesign a presentationthat sucks ever again. (you sign here)
  60. 60. Now go on tiger,we need you tonot suck.
  61. 61. Thank Please share this presentation. You. Together let’s rid the world of PowerPoint that sucks. Jesse Desjardins twitter.com/jessedee slideshare.net/jessedeeDownload thispresentation ->

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