PowerPoint: the kudzu of modern communication
Cory Franklin: The PowerPoint presentation has spread its dreary cliches into every corner of our lives, strangling real human interaction
Physics by hand
To encourage discussion and engagement, a physics forum has banned PowerPoint slides in favor of low-tech whiteboards.
Amazon Staff Meetings: “No Powerpoint”
"We have study hall at the beginning of our meetings." says Jeff Bezos. Staff meetings at Amazon begin with 30 minutes of silent reading. Powerpoint is easy for presenter, hard for audience "The traditional kind of corporate meeting starts with a presentation. Somebody gets up in front of the room and presents with a powerpoint…
The dark side of animation
We've all sat through one of those presentations where the animated slides are more interesting than the speaker. Bold and brassy titles slide into view, tasty slices of pie chart fill the screen one by one, and a hail of arrows spikes the points the lecturer hopes to highlight.
Wired 11.09: PowerPoint Is Evil
Enemy Lurks in Briefings on Afghan War - PowerPoint - NYTimes.com
PowerPoint has crept into the daily lives of U.S. military commanders and reached the level of near obsession.
Seth's Blog: Nine steps to Powerpoint magic
Perhaps you've experienced it. You do a presentation and it works. It works! That's the reason we keep coming back for more, that's why so many of us spend more time building and giving presentations than almost anything else we...
How to Create a Great PowerPoint Presentation
Are you guilty of information overload? Do you abuse Clip Art? Here, the experts weigh in on how to create a pitch-perfect PowerPoint presentation.
"People who know what they're talking about don't need PowerPoint"

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Tuesday 03 February 2015