At last, we have some scientifically rigorous evidence to show that slides full of bullet-points don’t work. The research is the work of Chris Atherton, a cognitive psychologist. Chris recently delivered a presentation at the Technical Communication UK...
It’s called the Assertion-Evidence Format and it was developed by Professor Michael Alley (I’ve mentioned it previously but somehow never devoted a whole post to it). First let’s look at the Assertion part of the format. The assertion An assertion is...
In a perfect world, every new presentation would be prepared from scratch, tailored exactly to the specific audience. But in reality, you sometimes have to cobble together a “new presentation” from pre-existing material. How can you create an effective...
This is the fourth post in the series guiding you through the 40 contributions to “PowerPoint Design in 2009? The first three posts are: PowerPoint Design in 2009: Does Design Matter? PowerPoint Design in 2009: Develop visual thinking skills PowerPoint Design in...
Hi there, if you’ve reached this page by searching on Google for “How to make an effective PowerPoint presentation” you’ll also be interested in my Guide How to make an Effective PowerPoint Presentation. I asked a number of experts for their...
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