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Death by PowerPoint #3 – Creative Replacement for Slides

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Part 3: Creative Replacements for Slides   Sometimes it’s not the smoking that you miss. It’s the act of playing with the cigarette.  In the previous two articles*, I militated against the audience-genocide visited upon humanity by PowerPoint slides. But what if, like the quitting smoker, you need something else to fiddle with? You see the argument for ditching slides, but you’d like an alternative or two. I was once told about a truly ingenious […]

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Death by Power Point #2 – Presentation Structures that Replace the Need for Slides

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Part 2: 10 Presentation Structures that Replace the Need for Slides    In the previous article, we used scientific methodology to establish that PowerPoint now outnumbers homo sapiens, has become sentient and self-perpetuating, and will soon rise up and trigger the Apocalypse. Happily, there are alternatives. If you’re brave enough to present without slides (and here are 7 reasons why you should: there are useful structures available to relieve you of the need for them. […]

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Death by Powerpoint #1 – 7 reasons you could do better without slides

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7 Reasons you could do better without slides Jim Nelson, a man who served as a translator between the American and Russian troops in Bosnia, tells a story about the Russians watching with bemused fascination as their unlikely allies designed their slides. One non-plussed Russians famously said, “If we ever had a war, while you are working on your PowerPoint, we would be killing you.” Ouch! Death by PowerPoint. That’s the commonly used term. Yet […]

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