The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within

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Graphics Press, 2006 - Computers - 31 pages
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In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. For many years, overhead projectors lit up transparencies, and slide projectors showed high-resolution 35mm slides. Now 'slideware' computer programs for presentations are nearly everywhere. Early in the 21st century, several hundred million copies of Microsoft PowerPoint were turning out trillions of slides each year. Unfortunately, slideware often reduces the analytical quality of presentations. In particular, the popular PowerPoint templates (ready-made designs) usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning, and almost always corrupt statistical analysis. The author examines how these problems can be avoided and how to improve Powerpoint (and other) presentations.

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If you are ever going to hold a presentation with slideshow software (like PP or Keynote), you must read this essay! Its the best analysis of what this kind of software acutally do with the massage ever written. Read full review

Review: The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint: Pitching Out Corrupts Within

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A worthwhile re-read, makes you really think about how to up your PowerPoint game - or redevelop how you share information during meetings. Read full review

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