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 Endless “Summary”



Filling an entire PowerPoint slide with text is never a great idea—especially not when the content is printed in 10-point type and is three or four times longer than the Gettysburg Address. Even worse is the idea of using an impenetrable slab of 10-point text to provide an “executive summary” of the ensuing presentation. It’s hard to imagine what useful thing the presenter thought this slide would accomplish—no one is going to want to read the text, and if the presenter does so, what’s left to say in the presentation?

The most chilling part of this cautionary tale? The audience hasn’t even seen the entire “executive summary” yet—it continues on the next slide.

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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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