Tuesday, 10 April 2007

Poo Poo PowerPoint

Garr Reynolds on that hairy chestnut called Powerpoint.

"It is effective to speak to a diagram, because it presents information in a different form. But it is not effective to speak the same words that are written, because it is putting too much load on the mind and decreases your ability to understand what is being presented."   — John Sweller

Garr sums up what I think and have been banging on about for some time:  If your “PowerPoint deck” can be perfectly and completely understood without your narration, then it begs the question: why are you there?

3 comments:

steve clayton said...

I read the Sweller article this morning and came to the same conclusion. PowerPoint is just the tool of choice for many. If you're a poor presenter or can't get your message across it's easy to blame PowerPoint. People need to be helped on how to tell stories and convey their message and *then* use the tools. You wouldn't buy a Ferrari without knowing how to drive and then call it a poor car because you couldn't drive it...not that PowerPoint is a Ferrari of course ;)

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