Re: Guidelines for effective PowerPoint presentations

Subject: Re: Guidelines for effective PowerPoint presentations
From: Becca Price <becca_price -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 5 Jun 2001 12:06:36 -0700 (PDT)

--- Anna Marshall <ANNAM -at- pro-west -dot- org> wrote:
> I'm drafting the guidelines in response to some disconcerting
> trends. One of
> the trends I've been noticing over the last year is that
> presenters who use
> PowerPoint tend to leave out many of the usual elements of
> effective
> presenting like forecasting and summarizing.

Well, for what it's worth, I just gave a presentation to our
internal Helpline folks, and my boss had me take out the
forecasting slides. I was allowed to leave one slide in: call
it the "Tech writers are your friends" slide wherein I begged
the helpline experts to let the writers know when they ran
across something that should be in the documentation and wasn't.
Other than that, no forecasting and no summaries. (I kinda snuck
in a bit in my speaking, but it wasn't in the slides)


Becca Price
beccap -at- rust -dot- net (primary address)

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