Most Common PowerPoint Mistakes 1) People tend to put every word they are going to say on their PowerPoint slides. Although this eliminates the need to memorize your talk, ultimately this makes your slides crowded, wordy, and boring. You will lose your audience’s attention before you even reach the bottom of your…
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Most Common PowerPoint Mistakes 2) Many peeple do not run spel cheek before there presentation. BIG MISTAK!!!Nuthing makes you lokstupder then spelingerors.
Most Common PowerPoint Mistakes • Avoid • Excessive • Bullet-Pointing • For • Key • Points • Too • Many • Bullet-Points • And • Your • Key • Messages • Will • NOT • Stand • Out. • In fact, • The • Term • “Bullet-Point” • Comes • From • People • Firing • GunsAt • Annoying • Presenters.
Bad Color Schemes Clashing background and font colors can lead to: • Distraction • Confusion • Headaches • Nausea • Vomiting • Loss of Bladder Control
Usable Data vs. Total Number of Slides My Presentation
FONT Analysis Courier New Organized and Structured Showcard Gothic Artistic Times New Roman Lazy, Apathetic, Unimaginative (Always use the default) Comic Sans School Teacher and Do not recognize any of the above as appropriate for the classroom
If your clip art… Was last seen in a Yugo commercial Was on the Falcon Crest website Was ever in an Ally McBeal episode Was created in the Kindergarten Art Contest
If your clip art… Was created on an Apple IIE Was a character in Pac-Man
Widow Maker Animation vs. Effectiveness Useful and Amusing Effective but Boring Dull Triangle Sleepy Square Hyper Triangle Visual Learner ADD Only Simple but effective Easily Distracted Epileptic Stupid and Confusing Dizzy Shout Out Active but confusing Busy but Useless Dull but Static Active but Ineffective