Absolutely PowerPoint is so very very very right and good and appropriate and useful and cool and marvelous…And stuff.
Also true that PPT is just not necessary. Please, let’s interactively present and engage in conversation etc….. WITHOUT using PPT.
I mostly always use the latter…RED & BOLD!
So check out poem below. Written by Eugene Scanlan, PhD, CFRE, 01-25-02
PowerPoint Persecution Blues: (after Bob Dylan)
For I’ve been PowerPointed
‘Till I’m disjointed.
By an overhead.
Can’t change what I want to say
In any way.
Because it’s on the screen
All neat and clean.
And it always tells me what comes next,
Even if there’s another context
I want to talk about;
With PowerPoint there’s no way out.
For in work and life, at least for me
It’s not always “bullets 1, 2 and 3”.
In life when all is done and said
What really matters is not the next overhead.
So today we may wander here and there.
There might be side trips if we dare.
We may stop to smell a flower,
And that’s the Point – without the Power!