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11 Foolproof Ways to Ruin Your Presentation Slides [Slide Show]

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130131-0 Intro

The typos on this title slide, along with other errors in this slide show, are intentional. Moreover, MarketingProfs sincerely implores you to not follow the advice herein as prescription. In fact, consider it proscription.

130131-1 Change fonts frequently
130131-2 Avoid using images
130131-3 Fill every slide with text
130131-4 Overdesign your pages
130131-5 Mispell werds

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  • by Scott Dickens Thu Jan 31, 2013 via web

    I will never listen to design or presentation advice from anyone that knowingly uses Comic Sans. Period.

  • by Jordan Bahnsen Thu Jan 31, 2013 via web

    Is there a way to automatically play this slide show whenever a person opens up PowerPoint? A constant reminder of what not to do might actually make lectures and presentations enjoyable.

  • by Jim Morton Mon Feb 4, 2013 via web

    Pretty entertaining, and good advice. I used to work with a guy who put every word he said on each PowerPoint slide. Drove me crazy.

  • by Bonnie Gean Tue Feb 12, 2013 via web

    Seriously... those who make the worst mistakes with presentations are going to review your slides and never equate their mistakes with the ones you're showing.

    In fact, I'd be willing to bet your slides will prove to them they are doing it right. LOL Some people just won't learn!

  • by Robert Thu Mar 7, 2013 via web

    And there are so many more ways to ruin your presentation, this elementary.

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