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How to create the worst presentation ever

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Here we look at some of the worst mistakes presenters make. If you are looking for the WOW factor - get in touch.

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How to create the worst presentation ever

  1. 1. presentology
  2. 2. Common PowerPoint mistake People tend to put every word they are saying on their Power Point slide. Although this eliminates the need to memorize your talk, ultimately this makes your slides crowded, wordy and boring. You will loose your audience attention before your presentation reaches the bottom of your………… ………..
  3. 3. Common PowerPoint mistake • ……… First slide
  4. 4. Top 10 things amateurs say 1. I’M VERY NERVOUS/UNPREPARED 2. THE -------- IS NOT WORKING 3. YOU PROBABLY CAN’T READ THIS 4. LET ME READ THIS 5. IF I COULD NOW HAVE YOUR UNDIVIDED ATTENTION 6. I DON'T HAVE TIME FOR THIS SLIDE 7. DO I HAVE ANY TIME LEFT? 8. I’M SORRY BUT I CAN’T SEE YOU FROM HERE 9. OBVIOUSLY (CLEARLY, BASICALLY, NATURALLY) 10. ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS? NO. GREAT.
  5. 5. Common PowerPoint mistake Many people do not run spel cheek before their presentation BIG MISTAK!!!.
  6. 6. Common PowerPoint mistake • Avoid excessive • Bullet Pointing • Only • Bullet • Key points • Too Many • Bullet Points • And • Your • Key • Messages • Will • NOT • Stand • Out • In fact • The • Term • Bullet • Point • Comes • From • People • Firing • Guns • At • Annoying • presenters
  7. 7. Most presentations aren't bullet proof • Bullets do not save time. Memos save time. Presentations aren't about the most concise exposition of facts, they are about changing minds. • Bullets are actually aggressive, they're gotchas lying in wait to be brought up later, either by an observer calling you out or a presenter reminding us he told us so. • Bullets do not make it easier to remember what's being said. • Bullets create tension about what the next bullet is going to say, instead of actually communicating your idea. When we see a bullet, we check it off and stop paying attention until the next one appears. • Bullets are almost always misused. If you have a finite number of points, each of which supports the other, one can imagine that they help us fit the puzzle together. But that's now how they're used, are they? Most people use them the way I'm using them now, as a disorderly almost random list. • You've already forgotten the second bullet, haven't you? That's because bullets don't naturally map to the way we process and remember ideas. • If bullets are the official style of your organization, using them is a form of being invisible. • Without a doubt, bullets make it far easier to read your presentation to people in the room. For those with no time to practice or unable to say what's in their heart, bullets are perfect.
  8. 8. Clashing background and fun colors can lead to: • Distraction • Confusion • Headache • vomiting • nausea and • loss of bladder control Common PowerPoint mistake
  9. 9. Common PowerPoint mistake
  10. 10. 4.3 2.5 3.5 4.5 2.4 4.4 1.8 2.8 2 2 3 5 2006 2007 2008 2009 Help us dogfood catfood fishfood Common PowerPoint mistake
  11. 11. Common PowerPoint mistake This font is bad This font is worse This font is really bad This font is jokeman seriously! Can you even read this at the back? This is Times New Roman This is Arial This is Tahoma This is my handwriting
  12. 12. Red Text Blue Text Pointless Motion Common PowerPoint mistake
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