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Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)

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These are the slides I used for my presentation at the IATEFL Rome BESIG summer mini-conference. …

These are the slides I used for my presentation at the IATEFL Rome BESIG summer mini-conference.

They're basically an updated version of my last slides discussing how to make a good PowerPoint.

It includes a lesson I use with my EFL students for the first 49 slides. Skip to slide 50 if you just want the advice.

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  • 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/ Non-commercial, share- alike, with attribution. Seth Dickens - www.digitalang.com
  • 2. www.digitalang.com/blog
  • 3. There’s a Yale professor, Edward Tufte, who wrote a whole book about how the presentations we give are fundamentally flawed. He explains how the mass of facts, figures and information up on the screen actually detract attention from what the presenter is saying. He goes on to mention many of the worst faults of presenters who use PowerPoint. Ummmmmm…… Faults like reading out every single word on their ever so verbose slides.
  • 4. bad http://markandrewgoetz.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/my-new-wallpaper/
  • 5. www.ted.com
  • 6. Lesson.
  • 7. WE HEAR LOTS ABOUT .
  • 8. ECONOMIES .
  • 9. GOVERNMENTS .
  • 10. EDUCATION S.
  • 11. OBAMA S. © http://www.barackobama.com
  • 12. © http://www.barackobama.com
  • 13. NOT ONLY OBAMA S. © http://www.barackobama.com
  • 14. WE © http://www.barackobama.com
  • 15. THINGS THAT HAVE D ME. © http://www.barackobama.com
  • 16. 2001
  • 17. Frank. Columbia.
  • 18. Tropical Fruit
  • 19. Sonny. Taiwan.
  • 20. Warm Soya-Milk
  • 21. Alessandro. Argentina.
  • 22. Mate (Herb Drink)
  • 23. Jin-Ho. Korea.
  • 24. Kimchee – Vegetables & Rice
  • 25. 2001
  • 26. 2002
  • 27. Gyaltsen Norbu. Lhasa, Tibet. Holding a banner. 4 Months.
  • 28. Tsering Tempa. Lhasa, Tibet. Slogans. 2 Months. Torture.
  • 29. 2008
  • 30. WHO, OR WHAT HAS D YOU? © http://www.barackobama.com
  • 31. Don’t overload the audience with information
  • 32. Places I Have Taught School Country City The English Language United Kingdom Brighton Centre Australian College of English Australia Sydney East Coast College of Brisbane Australia English Melbourne Language Melbourne Australia College CLM-Bell Trento Italy Artigianelli Trento Italy I.I. Martino Martini Mezzolombardo Italy
  • 33. People Who Have Influenced Me Name Country Information Frank Colombia Tropical Fruit Sonny Taiwan Warm Soya Milk Alessandro Argentina Yerba (Herb Drink) Andrei Czech Republic Rye Bread Jin-Ho Korea Kimchee Tsering Tibet Torture Gyaltsen Tibet Prison
  • 34. Keep it simple
  • 35. Do use high-quality full-screen images
  • 36. Warm Soya-Milk
  • 37. Warm Soya Milk
  • 38. Warm Soya-Milk
  • 39. www.compfight.com
  • 40. www.compfight.com
  • 41. A “public image archive for creatives by creatives” http://morguefile.com/ The “leading free stock photo site!” http://sxc.hu/
  • 42. Don’t use clip art
  • 43. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  • 44. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  • 45. Do make sure text is legible
  • 46. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  • 47. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  • 48. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  • 49. Do think about alignment and layout
  • 50. People Who Have Influenced Me Name Country Information Frank Colombia Tropical Fruit Sonny Taiwan Warm Soya Milk Alessandro Argentina Yerba (Herb Drink) Andrei Czech Rye Bread Republic Jin-Ho Korea Kimchee Tsering Tibet Torture Gyaltsen Tibet Prison
  • 51. Places I Have Taught School Country City The English United Kingdom Brighton Language Centre Australian College Australia Sydney of English East Coast College Brisbane Australia of English Melbourne Melbourne Australia Language College CLM-Bell Trento Italy Artigianelli Trento Italy I.I. Martino Mezzolombardo Italy Martini
  • 52. Places I Have Taught School Country City The English Language United Kingdom Brighton Centre Australian College of English Australia Sydney East Coast College of Brisbane Australia English Melbourne Language Melbourne Australia College CLM-Bell Trento Italy Artigianelli Trento Italy I.I. Martino Martini Mezzolombardo Italy
  • 53. People Who Have Influenced Me Name Country Information Frank Colombia Tropical Fruit Sonny Taiwan Warm Soya Milk Alessandro Argentina Yerba (Herb Drink) Andrei Czech Republic Rye Bread Jin-Ho Korea Kimchee Tsering Tibet Torture Gyaltsen Tibet Prison
  • 54. • What makes me who I am?
  • 55. • What makes me who I am?
  • 56. • What makes me who I am?
  • 57. • What makes me who I am?
  • 58. What makes me who I am?
  • 59.  What makes me who I am?
  • 60. • What makes me who I am?
  • 61. Guns don’t kill people • • • • bullets do.
  • 62. Do use subtle effects only.
  • 63. Am I the same Seth? Now? And then?
  • 64. Am I the same Seth? Now? And then?
  • 65. Do adjust square photos (when you can.)
  • 66. The Nuts and Bolts
  • 67. Cropping for Focus
  • 68. Frank. Columbia. Other Information.
  • 69. Monochrome for focus
  • 70. Younger, fitter, healther Seth.
  • 71. Mono- chrome editing
  • 72. Do think about colour schemes
  • 73. Matching colour
  • 74. Non-matching colour
  • 75. Non-matching colour
  • 76. Matching colour
  • 77. Don’t overload the audience with information
  • 78. Do use high-quality full-screen images
  • 79. Don’t use clip art
  • 80. Do make sure text is legible
  • 81. Do think about alignment and layout
  • 82. Do avoid standard themes
  • 83. Don’t use bullets
  • 84. Do use subtle effects only.
  • 85. Don’t use coloured backgrounds with photos
  • 86. Do adjust square photos (when needed.)
  • 87. Do think about colour schemes
  • 88. Sources & Thanks Alvin Trusty’s “How To Create A Great PowerPoint” http://tinyurl.com/AlvinVideo Chris Hill’s “Free Photos” http://tinyurl.com/ChrisHillBlog

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