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1 T HE SEVEN DEADLY SINS OF POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS

2 S IN #1 L ETTER FONTS ARE ORNATE, OR THERE ARE TOO MANY DIFFERENT FONTS, STYLES, AND FONT COLORS IN A SINGLE PRESENTATION. Serif – with embellishment Sans Serif – without embellishment

3 E XAMPLES OF SERIF FONTS : Computer tech Computer Tech Computer tech

4 E XAMPLES OF SANS SERIF : Computer tech

5 C OLORS Limit use of colors to one or two in a presentation The primary colors are red, yellow and blue Avoid using red Difficult to read Some people are color blind to red Did you know that color blindness is passed on genetically?

6 S IN #2 F ONT SIZES AND / OR GRAPHICS ARE TOO SMALL. Titles : 35 to 40 or larger size font Text : 24 to 29 size font Make sure the back row can read words

7 G RAPHICS

8 P HOTOS Save photo as: largest size available

9 S IN #3 THE BACKGROUND IS TOO BUSY OR THE COLORS LACK CONTRAST When a photo is used as a slide background, it is often difficult to read text Text color and background color need to have enough contrast for legibility

10 B ACKGROUND COLORS It is difficult for people to read when there isn’t enough contrast o Light colors on dark backgrounds are not always the solution A contrasting color is easier for reading

11 When the background is too busy, it is difficult for people to read the text

12 S IN #4 C ROWDING TOO MUCH INFORMATION ONTO A SINGLE SCREEN OR TRANSPARENCY Keep screens simple and clear Do not crowd text Use short phrases and key words Six by Six rule No more than six lines of text per screen No more than six words per line

13 S IN #5 L EAVING A SCREEN UNCHANGED FOR TOO LONG OR NOT LEAVING A SCREEN UP LONG ENOUGH FOR THE AUDIENCE TO TAKE NOTES Solutions Reveal information progressively Use handouts of slides Don’t overcrowd slides with words

14 S IN #6 O VERUSING SPECIAL EFFECTS ( ANIMATIONS & TRANSITIONS ) Be consistent Don’t use too many different effects Audience will be more interested in effects than presentation

15 S PECIAL EFFECT OVERLOAD Effects are cool One per slide

16 S IN #7 P RESENTATION IS ALL TEXT, NO PICTURES Some people are visual learners Pictures and graphs make your presentation interesting

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