Results of the Survey on Bad PowerPoint Presentations

I told you before about a survey on bad PowerPoint presentations that Dave Paradi conducted. Well, the results are out! And like what Lisa Braithwaite said on her blog, “Things are generally the same as in the past: Audiences find speakers who read the slides to them to be the most annoying aspect of PowerPoint presentations.”

Here are the top five annoyances along with the percentage of respondents that selected them as one of their top three:

  • The speaker read the slides to us – 73.8%
  • Full sentences instead of bullet points – 51.6%
  • The text was so small I couldn’t read it – 48.1%
  • Slides hard to see because of color choice – 34.0%
  • Overly complex diagrams or charts – 26.0%

For more information, head to Dave Paradi’s blog post: Results of the 2011 Annoying PowerPoint survey

 

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