Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (12 of 12)

Make sure you have a position in the room where you can stand so everybody can clearly hear what you’re saying. 12. Testing Your Presentation Before every single presentation that you present, be sure to set aside time to test out your presentation in the room that you’re hosting it to make sure that you’re well prepared. Test out your […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (11 of 12)

99% of your focus should be on your audience. 11. Reading from the Presentation This is easily one of the most common mistakes that people make and guarantees an unsuccessful presentation. Always remember that your slideshow is there to accompany what you’re saying and shouldn’t be used as a script. If you’re simply reading from your presentation, this is incredibly boring for […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (10 of 12)

If you’re representing a business or organisation, try to fit your slides to match your brand’s image. 10. No Slide Consistency While you want your slide to be engaging, eye-catching and to hold your viewer’s attention, it’s bad practice to mix up colours, fonts and text styles in your presentations. If you’re going from slide […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (9 of 12)

ClipArt just represents a tacky presentation. 9. Using ClipArt Personally, this is one of the most annoying mistakes that people implement into their presentations. ClipArt just represents a tacky presentation and shows that you’ve either rushed your presentation and couldn’t be bothered to find images or just didn’t put enough effort into your presentation. In some cases, it may seem comical to put them into […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (8 of 12)

Spelling mistakes, grammar errors and poorly used punctuation will stand out like a sore thumb. 8. Using a Poor-Quality Presentation This is a huge problem if you have checked over your presentation before presenting it. You need to make sure that your presentation is high-quality and free from errors, otherwise, you’ll be harming your own credibility as a presenter and people […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (7 of 12)

Avoid putting the most important information at the edges of your slide. 7. Hiding the Important Information When it comes to conveying your information within the slides of the presentation, it’s essential that you highlight the important information. This means you should avoid putting the most important information at the edges of your slide, rather into the middle where it’s […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (6 of 12)

Using a light text on a light background is bad, especially for those sitting at the back of your presentation. 6. Poorly Contrasted Slides Contrasting is one of the most important habits you need to learn for creating professional PowerPoint presentations. The worst-case scenario of this is using white text on a white background, which you’re obviously not going to […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (5 of 12)

The best way is to create your own images for PowerPoint presentation so you can be sure that they are not abstract but absolutely perfect for the topic of your presentation. 5. Not Formatting Images Correctly If you’ve ever seen a PowerPoint presentation where someone has added images, either from Google Image Search or otherwise, you’ll be aware of the fact that it’s so annoying when […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (4 of 12)

Simply use hard transitions. 4. Using Poor Transitions We all know that PowerPoint comes with a tonne of built-in transitions which take you from one slide to the next. This includes fades in, fade-outs, cut-across slides and much more. However, these are simply distracting to your presentation and should be avoided at all costs. Simply use hard transitions.

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (3 of 12)

Embed everything you want to share within your presentation. 3. Leaving the Presentation Midway Through During your presentation, you may find that you need to play a video, show some images or in some other way share some form of multimedia with your audience. However, this is one of the worst things that you can do since it breaks […]

Reblog: Top 12 Most Annoying PowerPoint Presentation Mistakes (2 of 12)

Try to keep your graphs simple and easy to read. 2. Using Complex Charts Charts are sometimes a necessity when it comes to PowerPoint presentations, and they are a great way to convey large amounts of data in an easy to read format. However, it’s easy to get carried away when designing these charts and add too much information […]