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.

Slides With Ads—Are They Clickable?



What’s worse than using generic Microsoft clip art in a PowerPoint presentation? Using a Web banner ad as the top image across all of the slides—that’s what. The creator of this presentation about a “snoring solution” didn’t even bother to crop off the “Special Offer: Order Now” part of the graphic (which looks as though it were made to run on Yahoo Chat pages, circa 1999).

Hey, we’re all for blatantly touting your Website during a PowerPoint presentation (though you really should limit your self-promotion to the first or last slide—not both—or you may induce shill fatigue), but decorating a presentation with your company’s online banner ads is pretty cheesy.

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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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