Tuesday, April 17, 2012

What is your PowerPoint philosophy?

Huh? Yes, philosophy!  Do you view PowerPoint as a cheat sheet for every word you plan to say? Or, do you use your slides to support key points and draw people in with a powerful visual that underscores these points?

Garth Reynolds, in his book Presentation Zen Design, says "YOU are the presentation, NOT your PowerPoint slides." One resent class assignment required us to reduce the clutter on the slides (a common problem) and make the slides better for learning.  See the original deck below that we were asked to fix, then check how I revised this slide deck to follow Reynold's advice. What differences do you see? What works in my approach? What could I have done better?

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