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.

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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Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)

  1. 1. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/ Non-commercial, share- alike, with attribution. Seth Dickens - www.digitalang.com
  2. 2. www.digitalang.com/blog
  3. 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. 4. bad http://markandrewgoetz.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/my-new-wallpaper/
  5. 5. www.ted.com
  6. 6. Lesson.
  7. 7. WE HEAR LOTS ABOUT .
  8. 8. ECONOMIES .
  9. 9. GOVERNMENTS .
  10. 10. EDUCATION S.
  11. 11. OBAMA S. © http://www.barackobama.com
  12. 12. © http://www.barackobama.com
  13. 13. NOT ONLY OBAMA S. © http://www.barackobama.com
  14. 14. WE © http://www.barackobama.com
  15. 15. THINGS THAT HAVE D ME. © http://www.barackobama.com
  16. 16. 2001
  17. 17. Frank. Columbia.
  18. 18. Tropical Fruit
  19. 19. Sonny. Taiwan.
  20. 20. Warm Soya-Milk
  21. 21. Alessandro. Argentina.
  22. 22. Mate (Herb Drink)
  23. 23. Jin-Ho. Korea.
  24. 24. Kimchee – Vegetables & Rice
  25. 25. 2001
  26. 26. 2002
  27. 27. Gyaltsen Norbu. Lhasa, Tibet. Holding a banner. 4 Months.
  28. 28. Tsering Tempa. Lhasa, Tibet. Slogans. 2 Months. Torture.
  29. 29. 2008
  30. 30. WHO, OR WHAT HAS D YOU? © http://www.barackobama.com
  31. 31. Don’t overload the audience with information
  32. 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. 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. 34. Keep it simple
  35. 35. Do use high-quality full-screen images
  36. 36. Warm Soya-Milk
  37. 37. Warm Soya Milk
  38. 38. Warm Soya-Milk
  39. 39. www.compfight.com
  40. 40. www.compfight.com
  41. 41. A “public image archive for creatives by creatives” http://morguefile.com/ The “leading free stock photo site!” http://sxc.hu/
  42. 42. Don’t use clip art
  43. 43. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  44. 44. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  45. 45. Do make sure text is legible
  46. 46. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  47. 47. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  48. 48. Six per cent of children experience frequent and severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
  49. 49. Do think about alignment and layout
  50. 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. 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. 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. 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. 54. • What makes me who I am?
  55. 55. • What makes me who I am?
  56. 56. • What makes me who I am?
  57. 57. • What makes me who I am?
  58. 58. What makes me who I am?
  59. 59.  What makes me who I am?
  60. 60. • What makes me who I am?
  61. 61. Guns don’t kill people • • • • bullets do.
  62. 62. Do use subtle effects only.
  63. 63. Am I the same Seth? Now? And then?
  64. 64. Am I the same Seth? Now? And then?
  65. 65. Do adjust square photos (when you can.)
  66. 66. The Nuts and Bolts
  67. 67. Cropping for Focus
  68. 68. Frank. Columbia. Other Information.
  69. 69. Monochrome for focus
  70. 70. Younger, fitter, healther Seth.
  71. 71. Mono- chrome editing
  72. 72. Do think about colour schemes
  73. 73. Matching colour
  74. 74. Non-matching colour
  75. 75. Non-matching colour
  76. 76. Matching colour
  77. 77. Don’t overload the audience with information
  78. 78. Do use high-quality full-screen images
  79. 79. Don’t use clip art
  80. 80. Do make sure text is legible
  81. 81. Do think about alignment and layout
  82. 82. Do avoid standard themes
  83. 83. Don’t use bullets
  84. 84. Do use subtle effects only.
  85. 85. Don’t use coloured backgrounds with photos
  86. 86. Do adjust square photos (when needed.)
  87. 87. Do think about colour schemes
  88. 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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