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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Ten Thoughts on Using PowerPoint Effectively

The good folks at the University of Texas have compiled some very good thoughts about how to use PowerPoint.
PowerPoint, when displayed via a projector, is a useful tool for showing audiences things that enhance what the speaker is saying. It is a useful tool for illustrating the content of a speech, such as by showing photos, graphs, charts, maps, etc., or by highlighting certain text from a speech, such as quotations or major ideas. It should not be used as a slide-show outline of what the speaker is telling the audience.

To put it another way - PP should offer a seperate channel of communication rather than duplicate the verbal channel.

Thanks to ESL on the Hill for this.

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