Re: The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint
Entertainers do favor this style, but the style favors more than entertainers. In one of the better small-room (< 100 people) talks I have seen, the speaker put up a table, about six columns and six rows, with row and column headers and each box containing one or two text words, and proceeded to talk about it for 20 minutes. Far from not giving you any hooks to hang your memories on, the table was exactly what you needed to carry away. And, of course, since you can't stare at a table for 20 minutes, most of the time was spent watching and actually listening to the speaker. ;-} Bob Foster http://www.xmlbuddy.com/ Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote: > And as I said, we should consider those who provide > such slideshows to be entertainers. > > Works for me as long as I get to pick the background > music too. > > len > > > From: Bob Foster [mailto:bob@o...] > > Tim Bray wrote: > > >>Absolutely. I am abandoning the pretense that the slide deck captures >>the *content* of my presentation. The slides are a visual aid, that's > > all. > > That sounds right. The best speakers I have seen use slides like singers > use pianos; they don't play the melody. >
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