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Re: Death by PowerPoint??

Ah, I would normally be contrarian to your contrarianism, but in this case I see your point.  My point, while I do not like Power Point, isn't so much that I would like to do away with it all together, but would rather see it used differently.  In most cases the person presenting the material will rely on the PPT to convey the message so much that they do not engage with the people in front of them as much as they do the screen behind them.  A person that is speaking to a topic and engages the audience can have killer PPT presentation that is running behind them but they use it to lay the foundation for the presentation rather than using it as a teleprompter for what they are talking about.

Re: Death by PowerPoint??

When I give a presentation at a conference like this, the Powerpoint is NEVER meant to stand on its own.

 

I do a slide a minute, so 30 minutes is a 30 slide presentation and my "style" is typically more conversational with the audience than most.  The content of the slides is more to act as a GPS waypoint than an actual description of a destination.

 

Re: Death by PowerPoint??


TheHeretic wrote:

When I give a presentation at a conference like this, the Powerpoint is NEVER meant to stand on its own.

 

I do a slide a minute, so 30 minutes is a 30 slide presentation and my "style" is typically more conversational with the audience than most.  The content of the slides is more to act as a GPS waypoint than an actual description of a destination.

 


In a "just asking" kind of way:

 

Say I had another presentation I wanted to go to (or maybe I had to present at the same time as your presentation), so I can't attend your talk.

I realize I'll miss the extra stuff you cover in your verbal presentation, and any Q&A/interaction that goes on, but..

If I download your Powerpoint file, can I learn what you were trying to teach?

Or is your Powerpoint file (essentially) useless to someone who wasn't there & didn't take notes?

Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP5 + patch/TC11.2
I'd rather be steemed than diseaseled


Re: Death by PowerPoint??

Yep, Ken that is Exactly how I feel.

Ifit were at all possible I would present without a single slide and do it all on a white board.