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  1. 1. The More Powerful PowerPoint<br />New Trends in PowerPoint<br />With Denise Wright<br />
  2. 2. WARNING<br />
  3. 3. It’s time you were warned<br />
  4. 4. A bad PowerPoint can cause a slow and painful<br />
  5. 5. DEATH<br />
  6. 6. Death<br />
  7. 7. By<br />
  8. 8. PowerPoint<br />
  9. 9. Can Be Prevented<br />
  10. 10. Just follow the new and exciting guidelines!<br />
  11. 11. Guideline Number One<br />
  12. 12. The problem is that most people speak at<br />
  13. 13. 150 WPM<br />
  14. 14. Yet most people read at<br />
  15. 15. 250 WPM<br />
  16. 16. Guideline Number Two<br />
  17. 17. Ditch the Bullet Points<br />
  18. 18. Examples<br />
  19. 19. <ul><li>Common PowerPoint Mistake1. Some people like to put everything they are going to say on their slide2. Although this means you do not have to remember what you are going to have to say on your slides, this does make your slides boring and text heavy and may cause peoples’ eyes to glaze over3. People will begin to wonder why they are even listening to you as they have already used up all their brain power reading ahead and drawing their own conclusions4. All of this before you even reach the bottom of your…</li></li></ul><li>This is a Very Important Slide<br /><ul><li>In case you had not understood the fact that this is a very important slide from the heading I am going to make sure that you read the information again in many different ways
  20. 20. The problem with very important slides (VIS) is that you try to get as much information on them as possible
  21. 21. Because, as we all know you can’t just say something once you have to make sure it is said or shown three times in three different ways just to get the same message across
  22. 22. That way you can’t say I didn’t tell you so
  23. 23. The sad thing is this can cause PowerPoint presenters to develop presentations with lots of different levels and lots of bullets to put across the same key message over and over and over again
  24. 24. Here I am again! I am important! Read me !!!
  25. 25. Please remember I am important, even if I am a third level bullet point!!!
  26. 26. It doesn’t matter how many different ways you try to cram the information in
  27. 27. By now – nobody will be reading it anyway
  28. 28. So it’s all pretty pointless
  29. 29. And you will end up wasting your time
  30. 30. Do you want your information to be read – give it out on paper in a handout
  31. 31. WHOOPEE
  32. 32. PHEW – is that it now?</li></li></ul><li>Not exactly exciting is it?<br />
  33. 33. Avoid Bullet Pointitess<br /><ul><li>Too
  34. 34. Many
  35. 35. And
  36. 36. Your
  37. 37. Key
  38. 38. Point
  39. 39. Will
  40. 40. Be
  41. 41. Lost
  42. 42. Within
  43. 43. The
  44. 44. Sea
  45. 45. Of
  46. 46. Excessive
  47. 47. Bullet Points
  48. 48. Do
  49. 49. You
  50. 50. Get
  51. 51. My
  52. 52. Point
  53. 53. ?
  54. 54. Avoid
  55. 55. Using
  56. 56. Too
  57. 57. Many
  58. 58. Bullet
  59. 59. Points
  60. 60. To
  61. 61. Get
  62. 62. Your
  63. 63. Message
  64. 64. Across</li></li></ul><li>Guideline Number Three<br />
  65. 65. Spell Checks<br />
  66. 66. Big mistak – nothing makes you look stupider than selling errrs<br />Many presenters forget to spell check their presentation<br />
  67. 67. Guideline Number Four<br />
  68. 68.
  69. 69.
  70. 70. More Data<br />
  71. 71. Less Effectiveness<br />
  72. 72. Let’s demonstrate this<br />
  73. 73. By adding more!<br />
  74. 74.
  75. 75.
  76. 76. In some desperate attempt<br />
  77. 77. To convince you of their point<br />
  78. 78. Guideline NumberFive<br />
  79. 79. Avoid Bad Color Schemes<br />Clashing backgrounds and font colors can lead to<br />- Thumping Headache<br /> - Motion sickness<br /> - Distraction<br /> - Unexplained rash<br /> - Mental Confusion<br /> - Continual fidgeting<br />
  80. 80. Guideline Number Six<br />
  81. 81. Animation<br />
  82. 82. Can be good<br />
  83. 83. For visual learners<br />
  84. 84. You are trying to say<br />And not actually<br />Can be effective<br />Going WOW<br />Of what?<br />And you end up<br />Can be effective<br />Anyone<br />Notice?<br />And not actually<br />Losing everyone??<br />
  85. 85. And your PowerPoint becomes this<br />
  86. 86. Blah, blah, blah<br />HUH?<br />Fidget<br /> WOW<br />BORING<br />Wow<br />DUH<br />Anyone<br />Notice?<br />BLAH<br />Yawn<br />
  87. 87. More Animation<br />
  88. 88. Less Effectiveness<br />
  89. 89. So how do you avoid mindless texts and bullets?<br />
  90. 90.
  91. 91. We’ve all heard the proverb<br />
  92. 92. A picture is <br />
  93. 93.
  94. 94. Example of an ineffective PowerPoint slide<br />
  95. 95.
  96. 96. Does it make you feel like this?<br />
  97. 97.
  98. 98. Let’s remake it with the new guidelines……<br />
  99. 99.
  100. 100.
  101. 101.
  102. 102.
  103. 103.
  104. 104.
  105. 105.
  106. 106.
  107. 107.
  108. 108.
  109. 109.
  110. 110.
  111. 111.
  112. 112. Now, wasn’t that better?<br />
  113. 113.
  114. 114. Let’s review<br />
  115. 115.
  116. 116. Communication involves emotion<br />
  117. 117. If you can’t explain it short and simple<br />
  118. 118. Then you don’t understand it<br />
  119. 119. This is bad communication<br />
  120. 120.
  121. 121. This is good communication<br />
  122. 122.
  123. 123.
  124. 124.
  125. 125.
  126. 126. Avoid using boring clipart, if possible<br />
  127. 127.
  128. 128. Your<br />Words<br />Per<br />Slide<br />
  129. 129. Less text and data is<br />
  130. 130.
  131. 131. Make only ONE<br />point per slide<br />
  132. 132. Lose the bullet points! <br />
  133. 133. Don’t use bad color schemes<br />
  134. 134.
  135. 135. Use pictures<br />
  136. 136. An excellent example from Rick Altman –<br />Conference Host <br />Extraordinaire<br />
  137. 137. The<br />

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