Incomprehensible PowerPoint advice

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Why your PowerPoint slides should NOT make much sense …

Over on Slate there’s a nice little slideshow about making PowerPoint presentations that don’t bore your audience into a coma.

In short, the advice is to make your slides incomprehensible. image from Incomprehensible PowerPoint advice  at

Well, not quite. The idea is that the slide content should complement or support what you are saying; but not repeat it.

If you’re reading out the same words that are on the slide, then people will focus on the slide and that’s the fast track to a comatose audience.

PowerPoint has the presenters view with plenty of space for speakers notes to complement each slide. image from Incomprehensible PowerPoint advice  at

Use the speakers notes to remind you about what to say that works with the slide.


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