You would think in this day and age of Garr Reynold and Presentation Zen, Seth 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.
- Slide Transitions And Sound Effects
- Standard Clipart
- Presentation Templates
- Text-Heavy Slides
- The “Me” Paradigm
- Faith in Technology
There’s no excuse for bad PowerPoint. There are lots of resources available to help you create a presentation that will communcate effectively.
- Powerpoint as Default (bwatwood.edublogs.org)
- PowerPoint, after presentation close event (stackoverflow.com)
- 5 Easy Tips for an Efficient PowerPoint Presentation (sweetbusinesses.com)