I came across a presentation today while browsing the web and I had to capture a couple of the slides as examples of poor slide design. I have disguised the origin of the slides and removed the company logo which appeared at the bottom of each slide. These are really grim because they are totally [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Bad PowerPoint'
December 5th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Bad PowerPoint
November 20th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad design, Bad PowerPoint, Images
I found this in my collection (no, it’s not mine, but it is a colleague’s but he won’t be reading this so I’m safe). He has used a Spongebob figure in a scientific presentation. In my view this fails because (1) the clipart is very low resolution so looks very amateur and (2) because it’s [...]
September 21st, 2009 · 2 Comments · Apple Keynote, Bad PowerPoint, Great design
Lots of people reading about saving PPT as JPEGs, how to end a PPT talk but no comments yet! Come on, I am sure someone must have something to contribute! PowerPoint is bad/good – Keynote is much better (it really is). Or let me know if there’s anything you want me to cover here – [...]
June 30th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad PowerPoint, Communication
I received an RSS feed today with the title Who says technical presentations can’t be engaging? and I got quite excited. The one thing that always bothers me about medical, technical and scientific presentations is that they tend to be a bit boring. They are generally data-heavy with loads of graphs and charts, and they [...]
May 31st, 2009 · 8 Comments · Bad design, Bad PowerPoint, PowerPoint
How to end a presentation, don’t use thank you slides
May 12th, 2009 · No Comments · Bad PowerPoint, Communication, Video
I saw this funny IT presentation spoof on the publicspeakingforgeeks.com site. We are told this is a spoof but quite honestly, I have seen similar “real” presentations just like this. So it’s really not all that far-fetched, sadly.