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2 How to make an UGLYPowerPointPresentation UGLYPowerPointPresentation

3 PowerPoint is one of the best things ever created for public speakers

4 PowerPoint is also one of the worst things ever created for public speakers

5 Before PowerPoint… people were forced to sit through boring, lifeless presentations

6 After PowerPoint… people are still forced to sit through boring, lifeless presentations… With clashing colors Terrible fonts & Distracting transitions

7 Have you ever seen a really UGLY PowerPoint Presentation? Have you ever seen a really UGLY PowerPoint Presentation?

8 Famous Speeches Timeline World War II Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq will not be another Vietnam” The Future X YOU ARE HERE Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return”

9 Famous Speeches Timeline Famous Speeches Timeline Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return” Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq will not be another Vietnam” The Future World War II 1991 X YOU ARE HERE NO!!!

10 OK That was REALLYBad!OK REALLYBad!

11 So what’s WRONG with this picture So what’s WRONG with this picture

12 Famous Speeches Timeline World War II Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq will not be another Vietnam” The Future X YOU ARE HERE Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return” Font-O-Rama  WAAAAAYYY too many  Script in all caps – NO!  Don’t try to get cute.  Choose easy to read fonts.  WAAAAAYYY too many  Script in all caps – NO!  Don’t try to get cute.  Choose easy to read fonts.

13 Famous Speeches Timeline World War II Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq will not be another Vietnam” The Future X YOU ARE HERE Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return” Poor Clipart Usage and Bad Effects Should enhance not distractShould enhance not distract Silly and UnnecessarySilly and Unnecessary Cute transitions can ultimately work against youCute transitions can ultimately work against you Slow transitions kill your momentumSlow transitions kill your momentum

14 Famous Speeches Timeline World War II Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq will not be another Vietnam” The Future Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return” Use Sounds and Music Sparingly and Appropriately Don’t use many sounds or musicDon’t use many sounds or music OK, if you’re going to use music or sounds, make sure they are really appropriate!OK, if you’re going to use music or sounds, make sure they are really appropriate!

15 Famous Speeches Timeline World War II Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq will not be another Vietnam” The Future X YOU ARE HERE Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return” So Many Colors, So Little Time Don’t use every crayon in the boxDon’t use every crayon in the box Use templates and color schemesUse templates and color schemes Be background-consciousBe background-conscious Avoid “personal expression”Avoid “personal expression”

16 Be sure not to use backgrounds OR sounds that distract.

17 A Better Way…

18 Famous Speeches Timeline Martin Luther King “I Have a Dream” George Bush “Iraq Will Not Be Another Vietnam” 1943 Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return” Gen. MacArthur “I Shall Return”

19 Not as “flashy” or “cute”Not as “flashy” or “cute” Colors are muted but pleasingColors are muted but pleasing Animations make senseAnimations make sense Focus on content, not presentationFocus on content, not presentation What makes it better?

20 A Few More Tips… Don’t start from scratch on every slideDon’t start from scratch on every slide Always check your presentation on the computer you’ll useAlways check your presentation on the computer you’ll use Always end with a black slideAlways end with a black slide Always embed fonts in your presentationAlways embed fonts in your presentation

21 PowerPoint 2000 Embed fonts into your presentation by going to “Save As” and clicking on “Tools” as shown.

22 Finally, remember you are designing the PowerPoint for your audience, not for yourself.

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