Technology is a tool, not a panacea

Posted on January 18, 2011




I love technology and spend most of my day immersed in it. It’s hard to keep in mind that technology is a tool, not the cure-all for everything. I am reminded of this as I’m taking on online Powerpoint 2007 course. Yes you can create professional presentations with Powerpoint and you don’t need to be a super-techie to do so.

That being said, do we really need hundreds of themes? Do we really need hundreds of animations? Of slide transitions? It’s all too easy to fall into the trap of making a presentation with interesting side effects. But, what about the meat of the presentation?

Like any other communication venue, basic common sense applies.

What are you trying to convery?
Who is your audience?

And, most importantly, use brief bullet points, don’t recreate your entire talk on the Powerpoint slides.

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