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People working in non-profits,
government, schools and cubicles all
around the world hate PowerPoint,
but it’s not PowerPoint
that sucks.

It’s the speaker (that’s you)
who is responsible for using
it effectively.
Your slides are there to
support you and unfortunately
if they suck, so do you.
There are endless books
written on the topic by some
very smart people.
But there are lots of ways of
designing a great looking
presentation, and definitely
more than one opinion.
Ultimately one of my favourite
ways to learn is from other
people’s mistakes.
So here are...
5            design
  shocking you
   mistakes oid
   ne ed to av
too
             much
             info




mISTAKE #1
If you’re going to put word for word what
you’re are going to say, hand over the
slides and take a seat buddy.


  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
Putting all your points
on one slide sucks.
You’re not giving a document,
you’re giving a presentation.
The more your audience has to read
the less they are listening to you.
A good trick is to
keep only one point per slide.

This helps you with timing and
keeps people from skipping ahead.




   POINT 1            POINT 2     POINT 3
                     SUBPOINT    SUBPOINT
Effective communication is
knowing what to cut out.

Be a merciless editor and
keep it relevant.
While you’re at it...

Get rid of your logo on every slide.

Once or twice is ok.

30 times? That sucks.


                                          We’re So Big
                  Look at our BIG logo!   International
not
enough
visuals

          mISTAKE #2
Visuals are more interesting than words.

There are endless sources of images and videos
you can use to bring your presentation to life.
A good place to start is here:
iStockPhoto.com:
best for royalty free images ($$$)
COMPFIGHT.com:
best for Creative Commons images (free-ish*)

                    If you’re going to use standard Microsoft
                       clipart there’s no hope for you, sorry.




                                                  *with conditions
You don’t have to use
cheesy stock photos.




(is it really that much fun
to work in a call center?)
Whichever visuals you
use just remember to...
Design for this guy.




If it’s unreadable, don’t use it.
horrible
             quality




mISTAKE #3
Pixelation sucks.
Use high-quality images at their right sizes.
With a bit of digging around it’s
easy to find high-resolution images.
As for fonts, these are not your only option.

          Tahoma
          Microsoft Sans Serif
          Arial
          Verdana
          Courier New
          Times New Roman
          Trebuchet MS
          Lucida Console
          Comic Sans MS
Google ‘beautiful fonts’ and you’ll find plenty of
handpicked fonts by some very good designers.
Here’s an example of a free font that looks, um, delicious.
ALL-OVER-
THE-PLACE


            mISTAKE #4
Be mindful of things like spacing
and alignment.
Keep everything nice and tidy.




        POINT 1
When you move your presentation from one machine
to another you can lose some of that beautiful design
you’ve been working on. That can suck.
To fix this, export your presentation as
a PDF and present it full screen.
It will look exactly the way you intended it to
and you’ll be able to leave a copy behind.



              MYPRESENT-
                ATION
Having a consistent use of colors,
images & alignment gives a cohesive
look to your presentation.
It also helps to separate your
presentation into sections.
Use a collection of images that belong together,
and always stick to a color scheme.
and the most common mistake...
lack
             of prep



mISTAKE #5
Most presentations suck
because not enough time
went into making them.
You need to gather your content,
create beautiful looking slides
and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse.

... and not the night before.
get organized
and plan ahead.
86%
of top executives say that
communicating with clarity
directly impacts their
career and income.
Yet only



25%
Spend more than 2 hours on
‘high-stakes’ presentations

Source: www.distinction-services.com
An outstanding
1 hour presentation
can take 30 hours
or more of prep time.

Shocking I know.
but It’s all worth it.
Giving a ‘high-stakes’ presentation is your moment
to shine, to influence and to spread ideas.
How much is that worth to you?
If you’re uploading to slideshare a beautifully designed
and well planned presentation might be seen by
hundreds of thousands of people all around the
world.


Put in the hours,
give it everything you got
and present a work of art.
Design,
don’t just slap
something together.
If your presentation sucks, don’t blame PowerPoint.
Let’s recap:
MISTAKES
TO AVOID
               Too much    NOT ENOUGH
                 info        VISUALS




horrible       ALL-OVER-    LACK OF
QUALITY        THE-PLACE     PREP
I promise to never
design a presentation
that sucks ever again



       (you sign here)
Share this presentation with your
colleagues, your boss or with the
speaker of that horrible presentation
you sat through last week.
They will thank you, trust me.
Together let’s rid the world
of PowerPoint that sucks.


          Click here to download:
thank
 you




 Jesse Desjardins
 twitter.com/jessedee
 slideshare.net/jessedee

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You Suck at PowerPoint

  • 1. Y ou Su ck at P ow !er Po i nt Mi stakes esign void cking dd to a 5 sho ou nee y
  • 2. People working in non-profits, government, schools and cubicles all around the world hate PowerPoint,
  • 3. but it’s not PowerPoint that sucks. It’s the speaker (that’s you) who is responsible for using it effectively.
  • 4. Your slides are there to support you and unfortunately if they suck, so do you.
  • 5. There are endless books written on the topic by some very smart people. But there are lots of ways of designing a great looking presentation, and definitely more than one opinion. Ultimately one of my favourite ways to learn is from other people’s mistakes. So here are...
  • 6. 5 design shocking you mistakes oid ne ed to av
  • 7. too much info mISTAKE #1
  • 8. If you’re going to put word for word what you’re are going to say, hand over the slides and take a seat buddy. BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH
  • 9. Putting all your points on one slide sucks. You’re not giving a document, you’re giving a presentation. The more your audience has to read the less they are listening to you.
  • 10. A good trick is to keep only one point per slide. This helps you with timing and keeps people from skipping ahead. POINT 1 POINT 2 POINT 3 SUBPOINT SUBPOINT
  • 11. Effective communication is knowing what to cut out. Be a merciless editor and keep it relevant.
  • 12. While you’re at it... Get rid of your logo on every slide. Once or twice is ok. 30 times? That sucks. We’re So Big Look at our BIG logo! International
  • 13. not enough visuals mISTAKE #2
  • 14. Visuals are more interesting than words. There are endless sources of images and videos you can use to bring your presentation to life.
  • 15. A good place to start is here: iStockPhoto.com: best for royalty free images ($$$) COMPFIGHT.com: best for Creative Commons images (free-ish*) If you’re going to use standard Microsoft clipart there’s no hope for you, sorry. *with conditions
  • 16. You don’t have to use cheesy stock photos. (is it really that much fun to work in a call center?)
  • 17. Whichever visuals you use just remember to...
  • 18. Design for this guy. If it’s unreadable, don’t use it.
  • 19. horrible quality mISTAKE #3
  • 21. Use high-quality images at their right sizes.
  • 22. With a bit of digging around it’s easy to find high-resolution images.
  • 23. As for fonts, these are not your only option. Tahoma Microsoft Sans Serif Arial Verdana Courier New Times New Roman Trebuchet MS Lucida Console Comic Sans MS
  • 24. Google ‘beautiful fonts’ and you’ll find plenty of handpicked fonts by some very good designers.
  • 25. Here’s an example of a free font that looks, um, delicious.
  • 26. ALL-OVER- THE-PLACE mISTAKE #4
  • 27. Be mindful of things like spacing and alignment. Keep everything nice and tidy. POINT 1
  • 28. When you move your presentation from one machine to another you can lose some of that beautiful design you’ve been working on. That can suck. To fix this, export your presentation as a PDF and present it full screen. It will look exactly the way you intended it to and you’ll be able to leave a copy behind. MYPRESENT- ATION
  • 29. Having a consistent use of colors, images & alignment gives a cohesive look to your presentation. It also helps to separate your presentation into sections.
  • 30. Use a collection of images that belong together,
  • 31. and always stick to a color scheme.
  • 32. and the most common mistake...
  • 33. lack of prep mISTAKE #5
  • 34. Most presentations suck because not enough time went into making them. You need to gather your content, create beautiful looking slides and rehearse, rehearse, rehearse. ... and not the night before.
  • 36. 86% of top executives say that communicating with clarity directly impacts their career and income. Yet only 25% Spend more than 2 hours on ‘high-stakes’ presentations Source: www.distinction-services.com
  • 37. An outstanding 1 hour presentation can take 30 hours or more of prep time. Shocking I know.
  • 38. but It’s all worth it. Giving a ‘high-stakes’ presentation is your moment to shine, to influence and to spread ideas. How much is that worth to you?
  • 39. If you’re uploading to slideshare a beautifully designed and well planned presentation might be seen by hundreds of thousands of people all around the world. Put in the hours, give it everything you got and present a work of art.
  • 40. Design, don’t just slap something together. If your presentation sucks, don’t blame PowerPoint.
  • 41. Let’s recap: MISTAKES TO AVOID Too much NOT ENOUGH info VISUALS horrible ALL-OVER- LACK OF QUALITY THE-PLACE PREP
  • 42. I promise to never design a presentation that sucks ever again (you sign here)
  • 43. Share this presentation with your colleagues, your boss or with the speaker of that horrible presentation you sat through last week. They will thank you, trust me. Together let’s rid the world of PowerPoint that sucks. Click here to download:
  • 44. thank you Jesse Desjardins twitter.com/jessedee slideshare.net/jessedee