Re: PowerPoint advice

Subject: Re: PowerPoint advice
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 26 May 2003 18:48:15 -0700

Darren Barefoot wrote:

So, I've been searching the Web for advice on how to use PowerPoint
responsibly .

To my way of thinking, the most responsible way to use PowerPoint is to avoid it altogether.

I'm more than half serious. Everybody has seen so many PowerPoint presentations that you lose half your audience by the time you start the first slide. Add the way that many people speak to the slides rather than to the audience, and I think that a good argument can be made that an effective presentation nowadays avoids PowerPoint.

To my mind, the mediocrity of slide presentations is skewered perfectly in the Gettysburg PowerPoint Presentation (

Bruce Byfield bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7177

"I denounce the heresy of Creationism
that would dismiss my mourning as sentimental
and allege a unique sentience divided us;
evolution would alow our parallel minds to meet
if love alone could not."


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