The Top 10 Tips to Avoid “Death by PowerPoint”

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The Top 10 Tips to Avoid Death by PowerPoint. PowerPoint: The most widely used presentation software. Benefits. PowerPoint is easy to use and update Visuals increase retention You can make a greater impact!. Done wrong. The Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Death by PowerPoint. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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  • The Top 10 Tips toAvoid Death by PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint: The most widely used presentation software

  • BenefitsPowerPoint is easy to use and updateVisuals increase retentionYou can make a greater impact!

  • Done wrong.

  • The Top Ten Tips for Avoiding Death by PowerPoint

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    10. About 15 to 20 wordsOutline key ideasLimit the number of words

  • A PowerPoint presentation is not a reading report! Here is a rather boring and long block of text that is sure to make even the most curious of people extremely sleep. In fact, I will be quite impressed if you read through the entire thing. This example is really awful (or is it really good at depicting something really awful?). Whew, this is harder than I thought to write this much gibberish. A PowerPoint program should never compete with the speakerEven if you break it up with bullet points it still distracts.

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    9. Arial Bold or Veranda are recommended

    Use a bold, simple font

  • Examples of hard to read textExamples of hard to read textExamples of hard to read textExamples of hard to read text The goal is maximum legibility

  • Traffic signs are designedfor maximum legibility (an Arial font or close to it)

  • 72 Point Arial Bold

    24 Point Arial Bold

    48 Point Arial Bold

    Preferred Size

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    8. Dissolves are the least jarring

    Use transitions wisely

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    8. Dissolves are the least jarring

    Use transitions wiselyHow not to do it:

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    7. Avoid stock templates

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    7. Go to Google and search on free powerpoint templates

    Avoid stock templates

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    6. Choose a design where words contrast from the background.

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    6. Choose a design where words contrast from the background.

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    5. Let the audience know where you are going.What we will coverMajor transitions

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    5. Let the audience know where you are going. What we will cover Major transitions

    Point 1, Point 2What we covered

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    4. A picture is worth a thousand words

    Use pictures and graphs

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    3. Dont be tethered to your computer.

    Use a wireless remote

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  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    2.

    Always have a backupBurn a CD copy Carry it separately fromyour computerLoad to your Web site

  • The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint

    1. Always remember.YOU are the show not the screen.

  • 6. Words must _______________ from the background. 7. Avoid stock ________________. 8. Use _________________wisely. 9. Use a bold, simple _________.10. Limit the number of _________.wordsfonttransitionstemplatescontrast

  • 1. You are the_________, not the ___________! 2. Always have a ____________. 3. Use a ________ _________. 4. Use ________ & ___________. 5. Let the audience know where you are _____________.goingpicturesgraphswirelessremotebackupshowscreen