DON’T BE APOWERPOINT<br />FELON<br />3 PRESENTATION CRIMES<br />AND HOW TO AVOID THEM<br />
WE’VE ALL EXPERIENCED<br />DEATH BYPOWERPOINT<br />
CAUSING DEATH IS<br />MURDER<br />
MURDER IS A<br />FELONY<br />
SO…<br />
DEATH BY<br />POWERPOINT IS A<br />FELONY<br />
HERE ARE<br />
HERE ARE<br />3<br />
HERE ARE<br />3<br />POWERPOINT FELONIES TO AVOID<br />
HERE ARE<br />3<br />POWERPOINT FELONIES TO AVOID<br />(AT ALL COST!)<br />
YOU’VE SEEN<br />THIS BEFORE:<br />
HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />WORK HARD<br />SAY THANK YOU<br />
OUTLINE<br />≠<br />SLIDES<br />
HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />POWERPOINT<br />FELONY<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />WORK HARD<br />SAY THANK YOU<br />
INSTEAD, TRY THIS:<br />
1<br />ONE IDEA<br />PER SLIDE<br />
THE REASON<br />FOR THIS IS,<br />
PEOPLE GET<br />DISTRACTED<br />
YOUR AUDIENCE WILL READ <br />POINTS 2 AND 3 WHILE YOU’RE STILL DISCUSSING POINT 1.<br />
OR,<br />YOUR AUDIENCE WILL RE-READ <br />POINTS 1AND 2WHILE YOU’RE DISCUSSING POINT 3.<br />
BULLET POINTS<br /><ul><li>ARE
FOR
LISTS
ONLY</li></li></ul><li>USE BULLETS ONLY WHEN YOU’RE ACTUALLY LISTING SOMETHING.<br />
TYPES OF BIRDS<br /><ul><li>EAGLE
SPARROW
ROBIN
BLUEJAY
PENGUIN</li></li></ul><li>BUT THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE TEMPTED TO DO THIS…<br />
HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />WORK HARD<br />SAY THANK YOU<br />
…DO THIS…<br />
HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />1. BE FRIENDLY<br />2. WORK HARD<br />3. SAY THANK YOU<br />
…INSTEAD.<br />
KEEP EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE.<br />
JUST REMEMBER,<br />
1<br />ONE IDEA<br />PER SLIDE<br />
ANOTHER THING I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN,<br />
<ul><li>FIRST, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KIND AND PERSONABLE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET EACH DAY.</li></li></ul><li>THE PRESENTER P...
AND THEN READS THEM TO YOU.<br />
ONE OF THEM<br />(THE SLIDES OR THE PRESENTER)<br />IS UNNECCESSARY.<br />
<ul><li>FIRST, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KIND AND PERSONABLE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET EACH DAY.</li></ul>POWERPOINT<br />FELONY<b...
INSTEAD, TRY THIS:<br />
2<br />ELIMINATE<br />TEXT<br />
PEOPLE CAN <br />ONLY PROCESS <br />ONE STREAM <br />OF VERBAL INPUT <br />AT A TIME.<br />
THEY’LL EITHER…<br />
LISTEN TO YOU,<br />
OR READ YOUR SLIDES.<br />
?<br />?<br />THEY CAN’T DO BOTH.<br />
ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
<ul><li>FIRST, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KIND AND PERSONABLE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET EACH DAY.</li></li></ul><li>BECOMES<br />
Be Friendly<br />
JUST REMEMBER,<br />
2<br />ELIMINATE<br />TEXT<br />
AND FINALLY,<br />
USING A SLIDE TEMPLATE TO INSERT AN IMAGE GIVES YOU SOMETHING LIKE THIS:<br />
BE FRIENDLY<br />
POWERPOINT<br />FELONY<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />
INSTEAD, TRY THIS:<br />
3<br />USE BIG<br />IMAGES<br />
WITH EXACTLY THE SAME CONTENT,<br />
BE FRIENDLY<br />
BECOMES<br />
BE FRIENDLY<br />
BE FRIENDLY<br />(MUCH BETTER)<br />
BUT BE CAREFUL TO AVOID THIS:<br />
BE FRIENDLY<br />
BE FRIENDLY<br />PIXELATION<br />
IT’S CAUSED BY STRETCHING SMALL IMAGES.<br />
MAKE SURE TO USE IMAGES THAT ARE AT LEAST <br />
800 x 600<br />PIXELS<br />
YOU CAN FIND GREAT IMAGERY TO USE AT SITES LIKE:<br />
compfight.com<br />(CREATIVE COMMONS)<br />istockphoto.com<br />(PAID)<br />
ONE MORE THING:<br />
CLIP ART<br />
IT’S TACKY.<br />
EVERYONE HAS IT.<br />
YOU CAN DO BETTER.<br />
SO…<br />
NEXT TIME YOU <br />GET THE ITCH TO COMMIT A SERIOUS POWERPOINT FELONY, <br />
REMEMBER…<br />
1<br />ONE IDEA<br />PER SLIDE<br />
2<br />ELIMINATE<br />TEXT<br />
3<br />USE BIG<br />IMAGES<br />
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A tongue-in-cheek presentation with 3 tips to avoid being a PowerPoint criminal.

These are slides from a humorous/informative speech I wrote for a recent Toastmasters meeting. I've modified the presentation since then so that it can stand on its own.

Spanish Version (thanks to David Gomez): http://www.slideshare.net/mercadeobienpensado/no-sea-un-criminal-del-powerpoint

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  1. 1. DON’T BE APOWERPOINT<br />FELON<br />3 PRESENTATION CRIMES<br />AND HOW TO AVOID THEM<br />
  2. 2. WE’VE ALL EXPERIENCED<br />DEATH BYPOWERPOINT<br />
  3. 3.
  4. 4. CAUSING DEATH IS<br />MURDER<br />
  5. 5. MURDER IS A<br />FELONY<br />
  6. 6. SO…<br />
  7. 7. DEATH BY<br />POWERPOINT IS A<br />FELONY<br />
  8. 8. HERE ARE<br />
  9. 9. HERE ARE<br />3<br />
  10. 10. HERE ARE<br />3<br />POWERPOINT FELONIES TO AVOID<br />
  11. 11. HERE ARE<br />3<br />POWERPOINT FELONIES TO AVOID<br />(AT ALL COST!)<br />
  12. 12. YOU’VE SEEN<br />THIS BEFORE:<br />
  13. 13. HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />WORK HARD<br />SAY THANK YOU<br />
  14. 14. OUTLINE<br />≠<br />SLIDES<br />
  15. 15. HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />POWERPOINT<br />FELONY<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />WORK HARD<br />SAY THANK YOU<br />
  16. 16. INSTEAD, TRY THIS:<br />
  17. 17. 1<br />ONE IDEA<br />PER SLIDE<br />
  18. 18. THE REASON<br />FOR THIS IS,<br />
  19. 19. PEOPLE GET<br />DISTRACTED<br />
  20. 20. YOUR AUDIENCE WILL READ <br />POINTS 2 AND 3 WHILE YOU’RE STILL DISCUSSING POINT 1.<br />
  21. 21. OR,<br />YOUR AUDIENCE WILL RE-READ <br />POINTS 1AND 2WHILE YOU’RE DISCUSSING POINT 3.<br />
  22. 22. BULLET POINTS<br /><ul><li>ARE
  23. 23. FOR
  24. 24. LISTS
  25. 25. ONLY</li></li></ul><li>USE BULLETS ONLY WHEN YOU’RE ACTUALLY LISTING SOMETHING.<br />
  26. 26. TYPES OF BIRDS<br /><ul><li>EAGLE
  27. 27. SPARROW
  28. 28. ROBIN
  29. 29. BLUEJAY
  30. 30. PENGUIN</li></li></ul><li>BUT THE NEXT TIME YOU’RE TEMPTED TO DO THIS…<br />
  31. 31. HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />WORK HARD<br />SAY THANK YOU<br />
  32. 32. …DO THIS…<br />
  33. 33. HOW TO BE AWESOME<br />1. BE FRIENDLY<br />2. WORK HARD<br />3. SAY THANK YOU<br />
  34. 34. …INSTEAD.<br />
  35. 35. KEEP EVERYONE ON THE SAME PAGE.<br />
  36. 36. JUST REMEMBER,<br />
  37. 37. 1<br />ONE IDEA<br />PER SLIDE<br />
  38. 38. ANOTHER THING I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN,<br />
  39. 39. <ul><li>FIRST, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KIND AND PERSONABLE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET EACH DAY.</li></li></ul><li>THE PRESENTER PUTS EVERYTHING THEY WANT TO SAY ON THEIR SLIDES, <br />
  40. 40. AND THEN READS THEM TO YOU.<br />
  41. 41. ONE OF THEM<br />(THE SLIDES OR THE PRESENTER)<br />IS UNNECCESSARY.<br />
  42. 42. <ul><li>FIRST, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KIND AND PERSONABLE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET EACH DAY.</li></ul>POWERPOINT<br />FELONY<br />
  43. 43. INSTEAD, TRY THIS:<br />
  44. 44. 2<br />ELIMINATE<br />TEXT<br />
  45. 45. PEOPLE CAN <br />ONLY PROCESS <br />ONE STREAM <br />OF VERBAL INPUT <br />AT A TIME.<br />
  46. 46. THEY’LL EITHER…<br />
  47. 47. LISTEN TO YOU,<br />
  48. 48. OR READ YOUR SLIDES.<br />
  49. 49. ?<br />?<br />THEY CAN’T DO BOTH.<br />
  50. 50. ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
  51. 51. ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
  52. 52. ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
  53. 53. ELIMINATE AS MUCH TEXT AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN<br />
  54. 54. <ul><li>FIRST, MAKE SURE THAT YOU ARE KIND AND PERSONABLE TO EVERYONE YOU MEET EACH DAY.</li></li></ul><li>BECOMES<br />
  55. 55. Be Friendly<br />
  56. 56. JUST REMEMBER,<br />
  57. 57. 2<br />ELIMINATE<br />TEXT<br />
  58. 58. AND FINALLY,<br />
  59. 59. USING A SLIDE TEMPLATE TO INSERT AN IMAGE GIVES YOU SOMETHING LIKE THIS:<br />
  60. 60. BE FRIENDLY<br />
  61. 61. POWERPOINT<br />FELONY<br />BE FRIENDLY<br />
  62. 62. INSTEAD, TRY THIS:<br />
  63. 63. 3<br />USE BIG<br />IMAGES<br />
  64. 64. WITH EXACTLY THE SAME CONTENT,<br />
  65. 65. BE FRIENDLY<br />
  66. 66. BECOMES<br />
  67. 67. BE FRIENDLY<br />
  68. 68. BE FRIENDLY<br />(MUCH BETTER)<br />
  69. 69. BUT BE CAREFUL TO AVOID THIS:<br />
  70. 70. BE FRIENDLY<br />
  71. 71. BE FRIENDLY<br />PIXELATION<br />
  72. 72. IT’S CAUSED BY STRETCHING SMALL IMAGES.<br />
  73. 73. MAKE SURE TO USE IMAGES THAT ARE AT LEAST <br />
  74. 74. 800 x 600<br />PIXELS<br />
  75. 75. YOU CAN FIND GREAT IMAGERY TO USE AT SITES LIKE:<br />
  76. 76. compfight.com<br />(CREATIVE COMMONS)<br />istockphoto.com<br />(PAID)<br />
  77. 77. ONE MORE THING:<br />
  78. 78. CLIP ART<br />
  79. 79. IT’S TACKY.<br />
  80. 80. EVERYONE HAS IT.<br />
  81. 81. YOU CAN DO BETTER.<br />
  82. 82. SO…<br />
  83. 83. NEXT TIME YOU <br />GET THE ITCH TO COMMIT A SERIOUS POWERPOINT FELONY, <br />
  84. 84. REMEMBER…<br />
  85. 85. 1<br />ONE IDEA<br />PER SLIDE<br />
  86. 86. 2<br />ELIMINATE<br />TEXT<br />
  87. 87. 3<br />USE BIG<br />IMAGES<br />
  88. 88. TO LEARN MORE, VISIT:ADVANCEYOURSLIDES.COMAND@ADVANCEURSLIDES<br />
  89. 89. DON’T BE APOWERPOINT<br />FELON<br />A PRESENTATION BY NICK SMITH<br />
  90. 90. IMAGE CREDITS<br />SLIDE 3: DEATH BY POWERPOINT – TIM CAYNES<br />SLIDE 52 - 63: FRIENDLY GUY - THOMAS HAWK<br />SLIDE 30: ISTOCKPHOTO.COM & COMPFIGHT.COM<br />
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