I just recently listened to the Powerpoint cast and was left with my major concern unanswered.
After sitting through countless presentations where the Powerpoint is either read verbatim or includes bullets for every minor point, I've come to the conclusion that the powerpoint detracts from the presenter and his message.
My major concern - what BELONGS in a Powerpoint?
I present about multimedia, advertising, and other visuals. It seems to me that my powerpoint should simply serve as a visual aid. It serves to communicate an ad, website, or something else that would otherwise be difficult for the audience to envision.
I'm all for that 1 slide per 10 minutes. But the cast never elaborated on what SHOULD be on a slide.
On a related note, if your presentation is merely visual aids, what belongs in a handout? Should I elaborate in the handout so the audience has a take away of my main points?