[Linux-aus] [Papers-chair] [sort of OT] Making a better LCA Presentation - Avoiding "Death-By-Powerpoint" [1]

Ian ilox11 at gmail.com
Sat May 30 11:38:30 AEST 2015

Thankyou Glen, something I have been saying for years.
The name of the program is Power Point, not Power Presentation nor even
Power-Read-The-Slide-With-Me. That last technique is so insulting to the
audience yet I see it time after time, Death-by-Powerpoint!

And don't forget those awesome little touches like the slide numbering and
titles and irritating bits at the bottom that are simply superfluous to
putting over the important bits, the Power Points behind the presentation.

I really hope the templates being offered to LCA Speakers don't have things
like these on them.

On 30 May 2015 at 10:55, Glen Turner <gdt at gdt.id.au> wrote:

> I educate an audience about a technical topic a few times a year. Getting
> the data from those old-fashioned feedback forms and the comments upon
> them within a day or two is invaluable. If feedback isn't quickly
> available (and it can be difficult for a large conference) then a few
> selected auditors is almost as good.
> As for slides, uggh. Most talks would be better with just a few slides
> showing code fragments, photos or diagrams. So many people confuse the
> role of slides and speaker's notes. And just because marketing people put
> a logo on every flat surface doesn't mean you need to do the same.
> -glen
> --
> Glen Turner <http://www.gdt.id.au/~gdt/>

-- Ian
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