The Seven Deadly Sins of Powerpoint Presentations

by ianmckenzie on February 4, 2012

You would think in this day and age of Garr Reynold and Presentation ZenSeth Godin and Really Bad PowerPoint or Cliff Atkinson and Beyond Bullet Points, there would be no excuse for poor quality PowerPoint presentations. Unfortunately, people continue to churn out ineffective presentations.

Here are some links and resources for improving presentations:

Joseph Sommerville provides a list of common presentation sins.

  1. Slide Transitions And Sound Effects
  2. Standard Clipart
  3. Presentation Templates
  4. Text-Heavy Slides
  5. The “Me” Paradigm
  6. Reading
  7. Faith in Technology

The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint by Guy Kawasaki

Nine Steps to PowerPoint Magic by Seth Godin

How to Prevent PowerPoint overload by Cliff Atkinson

Presentation Tips from Garr Reynolds

There’s no excuse for bad PowerPoint. There are lots of resources available to help you create a presentation that will communcate effectively.

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