- Marcus Mook
Death by Powerpoint is a serious issue to be dealt with. Why do you think its happening and how do you hope to resolve it?
Looking at presentations on TED.com, it is unlikely to find one that completely puts you off. In real society, however, we often find many situations where we see people falling asleep in presentations. TED is a treasure trove of ideas and we see how good presentations can bring out good ideas. Unfortunately, these brilliant ideas cannot be conveyed to others if they are "killed" in the middle of it.
I see problems which belong to these 3 areas:
2. Slide Design
3. Overall Presentation
1. Presenters are monotonous, speak too softly/loudly and stress poorly.
2. Slides are poorly designed: excessive text/animation, poor and irrelevant usage of visual aids.
3. Instances when you realize that the presenter has not rehearsed, has poor attire or forgot to account for audiences' needs.
Have you experienced such situations or worse? How do you think such problems arise and what ways can they be solved?
Imagine you were guilty of death by Powerpoint, what measures will you take and why do you think they will be successful?
I'd find answers with concrete examples to be more relevant (and perhaps funnier). Do share links for all to see too! Thank you.