The world's worst PowerPoint presentations

Yes, people who think that it's okay to put 100 graphs on one slide do exist. Learn from these examples how not to make PowerPoint slides for your next big meeting.

The Case of the Invisible Text



PowerPoint slide transitions are best left to the fourth-grade science fair crowd. But if you insist on using them (don’t say we didn’t warn you), make sure that your text doesn’t behave like a Cheshire cat.

In a PowerPoint presentation on the future of learning technology, the slides leading up to this one (slide 18) are visually interesting and don’t overdo the text or graphs. But slide 18 contains three bullet-type points that appear and then disappear as the presenter clicks through it. The only thing worse than putting multiple paragraphs of text into a slide is putting up text that vanishes unexpectedly. It’s supposed to be a visual aid, not a magic show.

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  • Simon Morton

    Made me smile (and wince!) this morning... As ever, the question is why do people think these are acceptable?

    I can't imagine what it would be like to actually present these slides to an audience (that's what PowerPoint's for, right?)

    If you want the antidote to this sort of abuse, check out http://www.eyefulpresentations.com - you'll see that PowerPoint can be used to develop engaging and impactful slides. Enjoy...

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