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How NOT To Make Presentations


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A small presentation for English classes. Based on Don McMillan's great "How NOT To Use Powerpoint"

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How NOT To Make Presentations

  1. 1. How NOT to make presentations 9 most common mistakes
  2. 2. #1: Come late <ul><li>You should come earlier, prepare the equipment and start the presentation on time. </li></ul>
  3. 3. #2: A void eye contact
  4. 4. #3: Read directly from s lides <ul><li>People tend to put every word they are going to say on their slides. Although this eliminates the need to learn your talk by hearth, it surely makes your slides look too crowded and boring. You will loose your audience’s attention before you even reach the bottom of your… </li></ul>
  5. 5. #3: Read directly from s lides <ul><li>...(eeee) of your first slide. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, that results in those strange pauses in the middle of the sentence while changing the slides. </li></ul>
  6. 6. #4: Don’t c heck your spelling <ul><li>Meny people do not use the spel cheak while making their presentat t ions. </li></ul><ul><li>This is a BIG MISTAK!!! </li></ul><ul><li>There will surely be at least one person in the room who will spot all the errorors and laught at you. </li></ul>
  7. 7. #4: ... or grammar . <ul><li>Remember about those tiny words: „a rticles ” ( a / an / t he ) </li></ul><ul><li>Do not translate every single word separately </li></ul><ul><li>English language has it’s rules! </li></ul>
  8. 8. # 5 : Bullet point everything you can <ul><li>Avoid </li></ul><ul><li>excessive </li></ul><ul><li>bullet pointing. </li></ul><ul><li>Mark </li></ul><ul><li>only </li></ul><ul><li>the </li></ul><ul><li>most </li></ul><ul><li>important </li></ul><ul><li>things </li></ul><ul><li>so called </li></ul><ul><li>„ key points”. </li></ul><ul><li>To many </li></ul><ul><li>bullets </li></ul><ul><li>make </li></ul><ul><li>your </li></ul><ul><li>presentation </li></ul><ul><li>a bit of </li></ul><ul><li>Chaotic. </li></ul>
  9. 9. # 6 : Use random colours and fonts <ul><li>Luminescent backgrounds, funky fonts and different font sizes are a bad idea. </li></ul><ul><li>They lead to confusion, distraction and headaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Not to mention the fact, that it’s a bit unreadable, isn’t it? </li></ul>
  10. 10. # 7 : Give the charts as much detail as you can
  11. 11. # 8 : Use lots of a nimations <ul><li>Animations can help you mark the important things on you slide </li></ul><ul><li>But animating every single object on your slide really isn’t a good idea. </li></ul><ul><li>It makes your slides chaotic ! </li></ul>
  12. 12. #9: Use the common language <ul><li>Try to avoid the common language in your speech , dude. </li></ul><ul><li>Your buddies in the room could feel like treated without respect and get upset. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Thank you for your attention. <ul><li>Happy „ PowerPointing ” in the future! </li></ul><ul><li>Any questions? ;) </li></ul>