Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Dave Paradi’s 2015 Annoying PowerPoint Survey again found the most common annoyance was speakers reading their slides

In October Dave Paradi reported the results from his biennial Annoying PowerPoint Survey. The four most common annoyances were:

71.7%  - The speaker read the slides to us. 

48.6%  - Full sentences for text.

47.7%  - Text too small to read.

36.9%  - Visuals too complex.

As shown above, speakers reading slides is a recurring problem and  ~2/3 to ~3/4 of participants were annoyed. On June 10th I also discussed this topic.

The image was adapted from a Puck magazine cartoon about If Moses came down today found at the Library of Congress.

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