RE: PowerPoint From Hell

Subject: RE: PowerPoint From Hell
From: "Wright, Lynne" <Lynne -dot- Wright -at- Kronos -dot- com>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>, "techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 14:26:37 +0000

Ok if PowerPoint is used as a teaching tool, I can see the value of slides that illustrate practical information.

In a business context though, they're generally just a visual backdrop for some suit who's just spouting jargonized nothing.

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From: techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com [mailto:techwr-l-bounces+lynne -dot- wright=kronos -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com] On Behalf Of Chris Morton
Sent: September-14-16 10:06 AM
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: PowerPoint From Hell

Well, Lynn, I'm sorry you never attended one of Mastering Computers'
one-day Windows seminars back in the day. I'd have a audience of hundreds of IT pros riveted, waiting for the next tip/solution. They were very dynamic, and the whole thing was delivered in high-powered edutainment style to keep everyone interested.

Oh, and I never once read from a slide. We'd use a large hotel ballroom stage, our own sound reinforcement, and twin Barco three-beam projectors displaying on the largest portable screens available.

That aside, I cannot stray too much from the given parameters. The client company is comprised of a whole bunch of old schoolers and peeps who know their industry, but *no*t how to create a dynamic presentation that can actually be projected and easily read by attendees.

John G's suggestion is the leading contender at the moment. The presenter could use the outline format in Word to initially lay it all out. From that they could build out both a concise PPT and a detailed DOCX (or PDF).

Still soliciting ideas, though.....

Chris Morton



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On Wed, Sep 14, 2016 at 9:42 AM, Jack DeLand <jackdeland -at- comcast -dot- net> wrote:

> There is a book out there called PowerPoints that Don't Suck.
> Recommended reading, and it's most likely on Amazon.
>
>
> Jack DeLand
> MadCap Flare Authorized Consultant and Trainer
> 734 972 3026
> www.adamcharlesconsulting.com
>
>
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References:
PowerPoint From Hell: From: Chris Morton
RE: PowerPoint From Hell: From: Wright, Lynne
RE: PowerPoint From Hell: From: Jack DeLand
Re: PowerPoint From Hell: From: Chris Morton

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