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The world's worst PowerPoint presentations

What not to do with your business presentation

  • Images and text do not mix
  • To be fair, social networking is complicated
  • A symmetrical rainbow of confusion
  • Flow chart on steroids
  • The endless
  • 100 graphs in one little slide
  • Slides with ads, are they clickable?
  • The case of the invisible text
  • Bad bullet points
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Convoluted flow charts? Tacky, out-of-focus graphics? Huge blocks of text? Welcome to PowerPoint Hell. Most of you have probably had to make a PowerPoint presentation, so you probably know the basic PowerPoint rules: Use a lot of bullet points. Don't overdo the text. Avoid multimedia excesses. Etcetera.

It might seem like pretty basic stuff to you, oh PowerPoint Guru, but unfortunately it's not so obvious to some other people. We took a stroll through the PowerPoint presentation-sharing site, Slideshare.net, and found a scarily large number of really bad PowerPoint presentations. Here are some of the worst (or should we say best?) ones of the bunch.

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