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PowerPoint does much more than titles with bullets.
Get your ducks in a row
This really annoys me when I see it!
Leave special effects to the movie makers
Don’t you just love bullet points flying in from the left, humorous sound effects and clip art.
Use language rules to support understanding
Last time we considered the ‘look and feel’ of slide content, we’ll continue that theme in this article.
Be consistent, not just with slide sets but also with their contents.
The themes built into PowerPoint help us to keep slides looking and feeling the same, but it’s really down to us to do the same for the contents.
Use plain English. Or at least words that your audience understands.
We’ve established that meaningless words and titles are out.
But what about jargon and cryptic phrases?
Titles – are they short and to the point or do they go on and on forever, not reaching a conclusion and continuing well past the point where the audience has lost interest…
Choose your words. Carefully.
Avoid graphic violence.
In this series of articles, we’re spotting the not-so-deliberate mistakes made when producing PowerPoint slideshows.
Don’t shoot yourself in the foot with bullets.
In this series, we’re identifying common mistakes made with PowerPoint.
Get it right next time with these guidelines.
PowerPoint is easy to use if you want to put together a quick presentation.
It’s also easy to spoil your work by not considering your audience.