Barack Obama?s "Yes We Can" speech injustice in PowerPoint
This is a mock-up of a slide deck from Barack Obama – "Yes we Can" speech. It was not created by Obama, but were created by a blogger to demonstrate how poor slides can ruin a presentation.
Let's go through it slide by slide.
All slides: The template is boring. It is one of the default templates that is installed with PowerPoint 2003. The lime green does not work.
Agenda: You are giving a speech, not running a day long seminar – you don't need an agenda slide.
Thank you: Thanking people is great (and important), but do you need a slide for it?
Sides 4-10: Such great opportunity to use visuals lost (change, time, diversity, status-quo, challenges, hope etc)
Slide 6: Can the people in the back row read the text? They will spend their time trying to read the slide, and miss what you are saying.
Slide 9: At last, some pictures, but clipart? How about some high-quality stock-photos illustrating your point?
Slide 11: The pot of gold is just cheezy.
What else could have been changed?