Re: PowerPoint From Hell

Subject: Re: PowerPoint From Hell
From: Tony Chung <tonyc -at- tonychung -dot- ca>
To: "salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com" <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:16:21 -0700

In some places, PowerPoint slides are used for information capture and
sharing apart from an actual presentation. What sets them apart from Word
documents is that a slide can focus content better than a Word doc, which
can go on forever. It's more perception than reality.

While the ideal is to create visuals to enhance the orated presentation,
especially in the age of TED talks and An Inconvenient Truth, the reality
is many presenters are only sharing information, and the presenter is
nonessential.

Of course, this does nothing to help you to direct your client's behavior
to produce variations of the same presentation directed at different target
audiences. But they must have had some experience in the past where they
felt that they missed an audience. For example, at our company's user
conference last week, I rather enjoyed one presentation by a guest speaker.
However, the comments from my peers were that it wasn't about our company
enough, based on the focus of the conference.

You really can't please everybody.

-Tony


On Wednesday, 14 September 2016, Chris Morton <salt -dot- morton -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> I'd like to now advise the client, who writes:
>
> No doubt we are trying to convey a lot [read: WAY too much] of information
> in our slides. The deck I delivered last week was 180 slides based on the
> client's scope (our presentations range in size from 30 to 300 slides).
>
>
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References:
PowerPoint From Hell: From: Chris Morton

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