About Leadership: The Use and Abuse of PowerPoint
I agree with your comment, “slides have always been a crutch for the weak communicator.” And the Standard Oil story certainly resonates. I am not sure about the three slide rule. While it can help, it could equally hurt.
I think that PowerPoint can be used very effectively in a number of different ways. How you use it depends on two things – **what are you trying to do with it** – anything from socializing an idea, to pitching something, to teaching something, and **what you are good at as a presenter** – I have seen presenters who are spellbinding storytellers, but can’t string a sequence of logical points together – they need PowerPoint to be a map for the audience to follow them. Conversely, I have seen presenters who are sterile and in love with their ideas – they need PowerPoint to be the human part of the presentation.
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