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http://www.flickr.com/photos/stuckincustoms/




                                               Non-commercial, share-
   ...
www.digitalang.com/blog
There’s a Yale professor, Edward Tufte, who
wrote a whole book about how the
presentations we give are fundamentally
flawe...
bad




http://markandrewgoetz.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/my-new-wallpaper/
www.ted.com
Lesson.
WE HEAR LOTS ABOUT   .
ECONOMIES   .
GOVERNMENTS   .
EDUCATION   S.
OBAMA                                  S.
        © http://www.barackobama.com
© http://www.barackobama.com
NOT ONLY OBAMA                                  S.
                 © http://www.barackobama.com
WE
     © http://www.barackobama.com
THINGS THAT HAVE                                  D ME.
                   © http://www.barackobama.com
2001
Frank.
Columbia.
Tropical Fruit
Sonny.
Taiwan.
Warm
Soya-Milk
Alessandro.
Argentina.
Mate
(Herb Drink)
Jin-Ho.
Korea.
Kimchee – Vegetables & Rice
2001
2002
Gyaltsen Norbu.
Lhasa, Tibet.
Holding a banner.
4 Months.
Tsering Tempa.
Lhasa, Tibet.
Slogans.
2 Months.
Torture.
2008
WHO, OR WHAT HAS                                  D YOU?
                   © http://www.barackobama.com
Don’t
overload the
 audience
    with
information
Places I Have Taught
School                        Country          City

The English Language          United Kingdom   B...
People Who Have Influenced Me
Name         Country          Information

Frank        Colombia         Tropical Fruit


So...
Keep it simple
Do use
high-quality
 full-screen
   images
Warm
Soya-Milk
Warm Soya Milk
Warm
Soya-Milk
www.compfight.com
www.compfight.com
A “public image archive for creatives by creatives”
              http://morguefile.com/




       The “leading free stoc...
Don’t use
 clip art
Six per cent of
children
experience
frequent and
severe emotional
maltreatment
during childhood
Six per cent of children experience frequent and
severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
Do make
sure text is
  legible
Six per cent of children experience frequent and
severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
Six per cent of children experience frequent and
severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
Six per cent of children experience frequent and
severe emotional maltreatment during childhood
Do think
   about
alignment
and layout
People Who Have Influenced Me
Name          Country     Information

Frank         Colombia    Tropical Fruit

Sonny      ...
Places I Have Taught
     School               Country          City


     The English          United Kingdom   Brighton...
Places I Have Taught
School                        Country          City

The English Language          United Kingdom   B...
People Who Have Influenced Me
Name         Country          Information

Frank        Colombia         Tropical Fruit


So...
• What makes me who I am?
• What makes me who I am?
• What makes me who I am?
• What makes me who I am?
What makes
me who I
am?
   What makes me who I am?
• What makes me who I am?
Guns don’t kill people


•
•
•
• bullets do.
Do use
   subtle
effects only.
Am I the
same Seth?
Now? And then?
Am I the
same Seth?
Now? And then?
Do adjust
  square
  photos
(when you
   can.)
The Nuts and Bolts
Cropping for Focus
Frank.
Columbia.

Other
Information.
Monochrome for focus
Younger, fitter,
healther Seth.
Mono-
chrome
editing
Do think
about colour
  schemes
Matching colour
Non-matching colour
Non-matching colour
Matching colour
Don’t
overload the
 audience
    with
information
Do use
high-quality
 full-screen
   images
Don’t use
 clip art
Do make
sure text is
  legible
Do think
   about
alignment
and layout
Do avoid
standard
 themes
Don’t use
 bullets
Do use
   subtle
effects only.
Don’t use
  coloured
backgrounds
 with photos
Do adjust
 square
 photos
 (when
needed.)
Do think
about colour
  schemes
Sources & Thanks
Alvin Trusty’s “How To Create A Great PowerPoint”
http://tinyurl.com/AlvinVideo

Chris Hill’s “Free Photo...
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
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Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
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Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
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Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
Death By PowerPoint - (and How To Avoid It)
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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