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2 The Top 10 Tips to Avoid “Death by PowerPoint”

3 PowerPoint: The most widely used presentation software

4 Benefits… PowerPoint is easy to use and update Visuals increase retention You can make a greater impact! PowerPoint is easy to use and update Visuals increase retention You can make a greater impact!

5 Done wrong….

6 The Top Ten Tips for Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”

7 About 15 to 20 words Outline key ideas About 15 to 20 words Outline key ideas Limit the number of words The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 10.

8 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 speaker Even if you break it up with bullet points it still distracts. 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 speaker Even if you break it up with bullet points it still distracts.

9 Arial Bold or Veranda are recommended Use a bold, simple font The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 9.

10 Examples of hard to read text The goal is maximum legibility

11 Traffic signs are designed for maximum legibility (an Arial font or close to it) Traffic signs are designed for maximum legibility (an Arial font or close to it)

12 72 Point Arial Bold 24 Point Arial Bold 48 Point Arial Bold Preferred Size

13 Dissolves are the least jarring Use transitions wisely The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 8.

14 Dissolves are the least jarring Dissolves are the least jarring Use transitions wisely The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 8. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 8. How not to do it:

15 Avoid stock templates The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 7.

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20 Go to Google and search on “free powerpoint templates” Avoid stock templates The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 7.

21 Choose a design where words contrast from the background. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 6.

22 Choose a design where words contrast from the background. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 6.

23 Let the audience know where you are going. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 5. What we will cover Major transitions What we will cover Major transitions

24 Let the audience know where you are going. What we will cover Major transitions Let the audience know where you are going. What we will cover Major transitions The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 5. Point 1, Point 2… What we covered Point 1, Point 2… What we covered

25 A picture is worth a thousand words Use pictures and graphs The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 4.

26 Don’t be tethered to your computer. Use a wireless remote The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 3.

27 Recommendations: L3Sys.com $ $ $99.00

28 Always have a backup The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 2. Burn a CD copy Carry it separately from your computer Load to your Web site Burn a CD copy Carry it separately from your computer Load to your Web site

29 Always remember…. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint 1. YOU are the show not the screen.

30 6. W ords must _______________ from the background. 7. Avoid stock ________________. 8. Use _________________wisely. 9. Use a bold, simple _________. 10. Limit the number of _________. words font transitions templates contrast

31 1. You are the _________, not the ___________ ! 2. Always have a ____________. 3. Use a ________ _________. 4. Use ________ & ___________. 5. Let the audience know where you are _____________. going pictures graphs wireless remote backup show screen

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