Re: how to handle power point slides?
If the slides can stand on their own, they are called speaker's notes and
shouldn't be projected on the wall to begin with.
The availability of Power Point allowed the "slide crutch" to become more legible, but the content remained useless. Before Power Point I heard a speaker say, "As you can see on this slide, or as you could see if the print were large enough to read..."
Most slides are not intended for human consumption.
For further information on visual presentation, see Tufte:
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