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The Top 10 Tips to Avoid “Death by PowerPoint”. PowerPoint: The most widely used presentation software. Benefits…. PowerPoint is easy to use and update Visuals increase retention You can make a greater impact!. Done wrong…. The Top Ten Tips for Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”.

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    1. The Top 10 Tips toAvoid “Death by PowerPoint”

    2. PowerPoint: The most widely used presentation software

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

    4. Done wrong….

    5. The Top Ten Tips for Avoiding “Death by PowerPoint”

    6. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint10. Limit the number of words • About 15 to 20 words • Outline key ideas

    7. 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.

    8. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint9. Use a bold, simple font • Arial Bold or Veranda are recommended

    9. Examples of hard to read text • Examples of hard to read text • Examples of hard to read text • Examples of hard to read text • The 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 24 Point Arial Bold

    12. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint8. Use transitions wisely • Dissolves are the least jarring

    13. How not to do it: The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint8. Use transitions wisely • Dissolves are the least jarring

    14. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint7. Avoid stock templates

    15. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint7. Avoid stock templates • Go to Google and search on “free powerpoint templates”

    16. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint6. Choose a design where words contrast from the background.

    17. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint6. Choose a design where words contrast from the background.

    18. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint5. Let the audience know where you are going. • What we will cover • Major transitions

    19. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint5. • Let the audience know where you are going. • What we will cover • Major transitions • Point 1, Point 2… • What we covered

    20. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint4. Use pictures and graphs A picture is worth a thousand words

    21. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint3. Use a wireless remote • Don’t be tethered to your computer.

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    23. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint2. Always have a backup • Burn a CD copy • Carry it separately from your computer • Load to your Web site

    24. The top 10 tips for avoiding death by PowerPoint1. Always remember…. YOU are the show not the screen.

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

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