TOO MUCH TEXT ... NOT ENOUGH TEXT
NOT ENOUGH COLOUR, TOO FEW
ILLUSTRATIONS ........... TOO MUCH COLOUR,
TOO MANY ILLUSTRATIONS
WRITTEN AND SPOKEN TEXT TOO
SIMILAR ..... WRITTEN AND SPOKEN TEXT
• This slide is boring.
• There are no illustrations.
• I read exactly what you see.
This slide is bad too because there is a great deal of text to read and it’s not easy to see how it is
organised. If the audience reads the whole text, they will not be able to pay attention to the speaker. If
the speaker reads the text aloud, they add nothing to what the audience can read by themselves. The font
is too small and there is nothing to motivate the audience to make the effort to read the text and follow
the speaker’s argument. As a rule of thumb, you should use a font size above 20. You should also keep
text to a minimum and divide it into points to help the audience see where you are. You can add
additional information orally while we look at your slide. Illustrations, when well chosen, make your slides
more attractive and help the audience to focus on your main points. Your slides complement your
presentation because listeners generally do not listen intently throughout your presentation. They may
“tune out” from time to time, losing concentration and thinking about something else. If your slides are
well designed, your audience can ﬁnd the thread of your presentation again by looking at the main ideas
on your slide and the illustrations. The colour scheme is fairly nasty too.
this slide is poor
because it is too
different from the
and the effects are
1.EASY TO FOLLOW ...... DIFFICULT TO FOLLOW
2.INTERESTING TO LISTEN TO .... DULL TO
3.STRONG POINTS (don’t change) .... WEAK
POINTS (TRY TO CHANGE)