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Examples of Good and Bad Slides


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Do's and Don'ts for a Successful PowerPoint

Examples of Good and Bad Slides

  1. 1. The Do’s and Donts to a SuccessfulPowerPoint
  2. 2.  Have way too much info. Should not change all the time. Should not magically shrink.
  3. 3.  Are uniform. Are not distracting. Are lined up.
  4. 4.  Are too busy. Change each slide. Distract from your message.
  5. 5.  Are visually appealing. Match the theme of your PowerPoint. Are not the same color as the text.
  6. 6.  Similar or the same as the background.
  7. 7.  Using complementary colors that appeal tothe eye. Having light colors on dark background. Having dark colors on light background.Having dark colors on a light background.
  8. 8.  That are inappropriate. That are distracting. That have nothing to dowith the theme ofthe PowerPoint.This picture is a sample of all three!
  9. 9.  Compliment the information. Are sparingly used. Are relevant.
  10. 10.  Columnswithmorethanfouritems. Tables with too muchinformation.
  11. 11.  Columns with four or less items:Ice creamHot dogsHamburgersCondiments Have tables in groups of four.
  12. 12.  That has words/objects that don’t belongtogether in the same group. Fish, Octopus, Crab, Monkey… Where the labels for pictures are not near theobject.Old School Projector
  13. 13.  Where the pictures and the captions are nearto each other. Lists need to relate to each other. Monkeys, Chimpanzees, Gorillas, OrangutansLabeling isimportant!
  14. 14.  Aredistracting. ARE DONE IN ALL CAPITALS. Change size randomly.
  15. 15.  Are uniform size. Are easily read. Do not distract from the overall theme.
  16. 16.  Where the background distracts from themessage. Where the colors distract from the message. Where the font effects affect the way themessage is interpreted.
  17. 17.  The background helps emphasize themessage. The font effects help to make the meaningclear. The use of pictures help the message comethrough loud and clear.
  18. 18.  Adhere to what has been listed in theprevious slides. Make sure to critically examine what you havecreated. Keep your audience in mind. Have fun!