You’re right! And I think gov’t is even worse than the private sector when it comes to ditching the old way of doing things and moving into the 21st century. I’m lucky in that my organization gives the freedom to do things much differently in the PPT arena.
A couple of great resources for those looking to improve are listed below. I a recommending them b/c they’ve helped me tremendously, not b/c I’m selling them.
1. Presentation Zenby Garr Reynolds. This should be required reading before anyone does any kind of presentation
2. Brain Rules by John Medina. This is a great insight into how the adult brain actually works…not how we wish it would.
3. Prezi.com. Great tool for making ppt seem much less rigid and linear.
Thanks for sharing. I wish all agencies, strike that, EVERY presenter would consider that the purpose of a ppt is to share something, not put someone to sleep.
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