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The Greatest Sins of Finance PowerPoint

I saw a presentation last week that fell below the low standards I've come to expect from PowerPointers.

Its sins included tiny text, incypherable figures, broken video, flashy transitions and jejune conclusions. It made InFocus's annual "Worst of PPT" oligophrenic competition entries look positively brilliant.

What's your PowerPoint pet peeve?

 

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Brenda Morris
Title: Board of Directors, Audit Committee Chai..
Company: Boot Barn
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I agree! A pet peeve of mine is when the presenter uses 20 different fonts in a 25 page deck. My eyes start to bug out. I recently saw a great article on preparing a good powerpoint.
http://www.inc.com/guides/201102/how-to-create-a-great-powerpoint-presentation.html
It might be useful for members. I like how they summarize it:
All PowerPoint presentations are trying to sell you something, even if it's just an idea, product, or the presenter himself. A "boring" topic is no excuse for a "boring" presentation."Sexy or not, you need to distill the key points in the conversation," "That element of persuasion is the key to it."

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