5 The Top Ten Tips for Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”
6 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 10. Limit the number of wordsAbout 15 to 20 wordsOutline key ideas
7 A PowerPoint presentation is not a reading report 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.
8 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 9. Use a bold, simple fontArial Bold or Veranda are recommended
9 The goal is maximum legibility Examples of hard to read textThe goal is maximum legibility
10 Traffic signs are designed for maximum legibility (an Arial font or close to it)
11 72 Point Arial Bold 48 Point Arial Bold Preferred Size
12 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 8. Use transitions wiselyDissolves are the least jarring
13 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 8. How not to do it:The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPointUse transitions wiselyDissolves are the least jarring
14 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 7. Avoid stock templates
27 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 2. Always have a backupBurn a CD copyCarry it separately from your computerLoad to your Web site
28 The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 1. Always remember….YOU are the show not the screen.
29 words10. Limit the number of _________.font9. Use a bold, simple _________.transitions8. Use _________________wisely.templates7. Avoid stock ________________.contrast6. Words must _______________ from the background.
30 going graphs pictures remote wireless backup show screen 5. Let the audience know where you are _____________.goinggraphspictures4. Use ________ & ___________.remotewireless3. Use a ________ _________.backup2. Always have a ____________.show1. You are the _________, not the ___________!screen