Sunday, July 25, 2010

PowerPoint for The Gettysburg Address?

by Gilda Bonanno LLC http://www.gildabonanno.com/

What if Abraham Lincoln had used PowerPoint to deliver his Gettysburg address?  Computer scientist Peter Norvig has created slides that Lincoln could have used to deliver his famous speech, which probably would not have been famous had he used slides!

Yes, Norvig's slides make us laugh... but they also demonstrate the point that slides are not always necessary - and sometimes, they can detract from your message.

Check out the slides at http://norvig.com/Gettysburg/sld001.htm

And the next time you have to give a presentation, think about whether slides are really necessary - will they make your presentation better or worse?

Gilda Bonanno's blog www.gildabonanno.blogspot.com

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