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.

Bad Bullet Points



In a PowerPoint presentation, reducing paragraphs to bullet points helps your audience follow the presentation more easily. But "reducing paragraphs to bullet points" doesn’t mean sticking bullet-point icons in front of paragraphs.

As a rule of thumb, if you have to resize your text to 12- or 10-point type to get it to fit, you have too much text. This presentation on social media is a great example of bullet points gone bad. The text is tiny, the bullet points are longer than ten words each, and at least one of them is a full-fledged paragraph.

For more PowerPoint sins to avoid, check out “PowerPoint Hell: Don’t Let This Happen to Your Next Presentation.”

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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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