Don't get carried away with Character Expressions

I was just previewed a course I'm working on in which I used one of the Illustrated Characters.  I just realized that I had changed her facial expression so many times that she started to look a bit manic.

Tip:  These characters are great to use, but remember if you are expressing to the learner one component of information, try to minimize the changes to poses and facial expressions unless a dramatic change in the "story" is needed. 

You don't want the person's arms up, down, up and smile, frown, angry all in 3 slides.  There are times when it is warranted to drastically change the poses/expressions, but try to keep the character looking as natural as possible.  This goes for the illustrated and photographic characters.

Not so good:


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