Audience Annoyances

Surveys have asked audiences which presentation techniques are annoying. Of course, annoying presentations detract from remembering and learning. Here are the top 6 audience annoyances. Each annoyance is followed by the percentage of respondents that agree.

AnnoyancePercentage of Respondent
Who Are Annoyed
Reading the slides74%
Full sentences52%
Small text48%
Poor color choices34%
Overly complex diagrams26%
Bullet animations, slide transitions25%

These annoyances show that audiences prefer slides that are simplified.

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