There Is No Place for Dancing Baloney in a Great Presentation
I hate dancing baloney and so does your audience.
What, you ask, is dancing baloney?
- Text that flips in, rotates out, spirals around and bounces off the screen
- Clip art of bunnies waving at us from the screen
- Slide transitions that induce seizures in children
Those items and other touches of "creativity" are what Mr. Look At What I Figured Out uses to "break things up a little" and "add some lightness to a presentation", a very bad presentation.
If your presentation is so bad that adding expoding bullet points breaks things up a little, you need fewer bullet points.
Okay, once in a great while there is a time to add a text effect. Maybe. Maybe if used very, very sparingly.
There is never a time to use cheezy, animated clip-art. NEVER.
Wait! There might be a time to use animated clip-art.
If you really want to annoy your audience, add some animated clip-art.
Chris Reich, TeachUPresentation.com
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