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21 Tips for Creating a Boring Presentation

Anyone can create a great presentation, but it takes a certain set of skills and determination to create a presentation that is painful to watch. Enjoy these 21 Tips to Create a Really Boring Presentation.

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21 Tips for Creating a Boring Presentation

  2. START BY DISQUALIFYING YOURSELF Eg: “I’m not exactly an expert on this subject” “I hope you don’t find my presentation boring”
  3. MAKE A LONG Don’t be afraid to dedicate 10-15 minutes of your Presentation to the introduction before your move on to your topic. INTRODUCTION
  4. READ FROM Turn your back to audience and read from the slides. It might make your job as a presenter easier. YOUR SLIDES
  5. SWINE FLU AVOID HUMOR LIKE 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
  6. 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 AVOID THE USE OF
  7. COMPLICATEDMAKE THINGS Move from one point to the next in an illogical manner, never come to an overall conclusion
  8. THE ICE DO NOT BREAK NEVER Crack jokes, Tug on their heart strings, tell a personal story, Use metaphors or draw comparisons
  9. 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? ANIMATE ANIMATE
  10. EXTRAVAGANT Use swirly and extravagant fonts, as those will really get your point across. USE FONTS
  11. KILL YOUR AUDIENCE WITH BULLETS Make every slide look the same (i.e. Title, Bullets; Title, Bullets).
  12. USE TONS GRAPHS WITH OF DATA Design data-centric slides with numerous graphs and tons of data Do not conclude! Let your audience draw their own conclusions
  13. USE TINY HARD TO READ FONTS Because your audience will most likely be viewing your presentation from a distance
  14. MONOTONE SPEAK ONLY IN Varying the pitch of your voice wastes valuable energy and could possibly excite your audience
  15. REPEAT It's important that your audience understands exactly where you're coming from, so tell them. Over and over and over
  16. EYE This is a great way to let your audience feel disconnected from you NEVER MAKE CONTACT
  17. 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. IGNORE YOUR BODY LANGUAGE
  18. Once all the texts are placed on the slides, there is no need to prepare for your presentation PRACTICE DON’T
  19. After all, they are the reason why you had a sleepless night and now you’re so nervous. IGNORE YOUR AUDIENCE
  20. FAST TALK TOO You've got a lot of material to cover, so you can talk fast to get through all of it
  21. ON TIMEDON’T FINISH 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