Answer to quiz on body slides
What's wrong with this body slide?
- It has a dark background. It looks colorful, all right.
But dark backgrounds are limiting—once you start using images (such
as drawings and flow charts), few colors contrast with a dark background.
- It uses too many words. Nobody wants to read that many.
Bullets would be better.
- It uses the wrong typeface. This slide uses a serifed typeface—Times
New Roman. Arial or Comic Sans would be cleaner, less cluttered
This would be an improvement:
Bullets help a lot, don't they? And though the slide
looks rather plain, the emphasis is on the content (rather than on
a colorful background). Also, the light background will work better
with other slides that may have images on them. (P.S. Do you think
they'll get the job?)
2007 by Edward P. Bailey
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