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21 TIPS FOR CREATING A BORING PRESENTATION
START BY DISQUALIFYING YOURSELF Eg: “I’m not exactly an expert on this subject” “I hope you don’t find my presentation boring”
MAKE A LONG INTRODUCTION Don’t be afraid to dedicate 10-15 minutes of your Presentation to the introduction before your move on to your topic.
READ FROM YOUR SLIDES Turn your back to audience and read from the slides. It might make your job as a presenter easier.
AVOID HUMOR LIKE SWINE FLU There really is nothing worse for your audience than making them laugh. They’re there to be subjected to a painful experience, so give them one
AVOID THE USE OF VISUALS Visual aids are perfect for turning even the dullest of topics with tons of statistics into an interesting presentation SO DO NOT USE VISUALS
MAKE THINGS COMPLICATED Move from one point to the next in an illogical manner, never come to an overall conclusion
DO NOT BREAK THE ICE NEVER Crack jokes, Tug on their heart strings, tell a personal story, Use metaphors or draw comparisons
ANIMATE ANIMATE ANIMATE Every slide, title, word, bullet point, graphic, and photo needs its own unique animation. Why do you think PowerPoint gives you so many animation options?
USE EXTRAVAGANT FONTS Use swirly and extravagant fonts, as those will really get your point across.
KILL YOUR AUDIENCE WITH BULLETS Make every slide look the same (i.e. Title, Bullets; Title, Bullets).
USE GRAPHS WITH TONS OF DATA Design data-centric slides Do not conclude! Let with numerous graphs your audience draw and tons of data their own conclusions
USE TINY HARD TO READ FONTS Because your audience will most likely be viewing your presentation from a distance
SPEAK ONLY IN MONOTONE Varying the pitch of your voice wastes valuable energy and could possibly excite your audience
REPEAT It's important that your audience understands exactly where you're coming from, so tell them. Over and over and over
NEVER MAKE EYE CONTACT This is a great way to let your audience feel disconnected from you
IGNORE YOUR BODY LANGUAGE Moving around the stage confidently and gesticulating will only keep your audience engaged in what you’re saying, and that’s the LAST thing you want to do.
DON’T PRACTICE Once all the texts are placed on the slides, there is no need to prepare for your presentation
IGNORE YOUR AUDIENCE After all, they are the reason why you had a sleepless night and now you’re so nervous.
TALK TOO FAST You've got a lot of material to cover, so you can talk fast to get through all of it
DON’T FINISH ON TIME A little overtime never killed anybody If You feel you don't have sufficient time to communicate your important information, you can request extra time to communicate it