If I was a betting man, I’d bet PowerPoint is going to turn mankind into zombies. Why are we so addicted to using PowerPoint (or anything showing slide after slide of bulleted information) when our initial gut reactions to viewing one is dread? Maybe it’s because PowerPoint is our only real experience with information presentation—introduced first in school and then reinforced at work. If you’ve become a bullet point abuser or just want to spice up your presentations, check out these great tips on creating non-zombifying presentations.

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PowerPoint and Presentation Tips by Chris Campbell

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  1. Mike Baron · 5 years ago

    Edward Tufte’s essay is a good, fun, and useful read. Well worth $7: http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/powerpoint

  2. Jaco Joubert · 5 years ago

    That is an excellent list of links, especially Presentation Zen. I never put much thought into creating a presentation, but this certainly opened my eyes to the possibilities.

  3. Scott · 5 years ago

    That’s Garr Reynolds not Garrey Nolds …..

  4. Philipp Keller · 5 years ago

    An excellent article about how bad PowerPoint is: Power Point remix

  5. Sally Carson · 5 years ago

    I recently made a presentation to my company about Web 2.0. I was essentially guiding them through a “walking tour” of the web. I had wrestled with using Powerpoint or Keynote, and finally I just decided to build a delicious page for my talk.

    I realize it’s not appropriate for many presentations, but it was perfect for my purpose. I had this nice pages of links to point people to that weren’t able to attend, and the presentation itself exemplified what I was describing.

    I also set up an internal Wiki page to continue the discussion after the presentation. People have been using it and the discussion has continued as I had hoped. For many, it’s their first experience with a Wiki and with this democratized web concept.

  6. Not Dead · 5 years ago

    Why is the author sniffing his fingers in his picture? Where have they just been?

  7. Björn Rixman · 5 years ago

    Thanks for the list of links, loads of good tutorials there. And you were definitely right about Presentation Zen, that is a must read.

  8. Tim Beadle · 5 years ago

    Isn’t it Seth Godin?

  9. suresh · 5 years ago

    Everyone needs a hug.

  10. Marco Bakera · 5 years ago

    A relly great list of sites. Especially i rellay liked the presentation Zen. A lot of thinks were mentioned there i was told the complete opposite at school. I will try this technique the next time and hope to entertain my audience more than the last few times. :)

  11. Eirikso · 5 years ago

    Excellent roundup. Truly inspired by Presentation Zen I made a post trying to explain how to avoid making bad presentations.

  12. Anne Braudy · 5 years ago

    For another look at the uses - and especially misuses - or PowerPoint, take a look at the following article “Wake Me When It’s Over Alternatives to Mind-Numbing PowerPoint® Meetings” at http://riverways.com/articles/tao-12.htm.

    Anne for Carla Kimball, RiverWays Enterprises

  13. Eric Carrias · 4 years ago

    very well done. i think i might pass my BCIS class now.

  14. Roy · 4 years ago


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