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					The World’s Worst
   PowerPoint
         Avoiding
common PowerPoint misteaks
What’s wrong with this slide?

• Look carefully at this slide
• Do you see anything wrong?
• Are you sure?
• Check again
               No frivolous fonts
• ONE “sans serif” font for titles
  – Arial/Tahoma
• ONE “serif” font for text
  – Times New Roman
• Less is more!

            A                  A
         Sans Serif             Serif
                   Can you read my slide?




• Titles about 40-44 points
• Text about 28-32 points
• Watch your slideshow from the back of the
  room.

Is it readable?
 What’s wrong with this slide?
• Look carefully at this slide
• Do you see anything wrong?
  Avoid annoying animations
• Use animations to enhance your
  presentation
• A little movement can be visually appealing
  and interesting
• Too much is distracting
What’s wrong with this slide?

• One graphic per slide
• No dancing clipart - EVER
 What’s wrong with this slide?
• Look carefully at this slide
• Do you see anything wrong?
       Go for contrasts

  Dark font on light background

  Light font on dark background

Use one template
  What’s wrong with this slide?
1.    Look carefully at this slide
2.    Do you see anything wrong?
3.    On your answer sheet tell what’s wrong
4.    Have you figured it out?
5.    Do you know what it is?
6.    Isn’t it obvious?
7.    Now do you know?
8.    Is this getting annoying?
9.    Or even redundant?
10.   Have I made my point?
11.   Promise you won’t ever do this?
     Too Much Information!
• Use short phrases
• Use 28-32 point fonts-- when you run out of
  room it’s time for a new slide
• “White space” is a good thing!
 What’s wrong with this slide?
• Look carfully at this slide
• Do you see anything wrong?
         Chek Yur Speling
• Spell checkers are not 100% accurate!

My Spell Checker

  I have a spell checker
  It came with my PC
  It plane lee marks four my revue
  Miss steaks aye can knot see
      And one more thing…
• Never use sound effects
• Never write “1 of 88” in the bottom right-
  hand corner
• Remember why you’re there
• What does the audience need to know?

				
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