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Comment: Re:reasons (Score 1) 315

by plopez (#49779207) Attached to: Why PowerPoint Should Be Banned

+1. Slides are note cards giving an outline. Some information is easier to explain with diagrams, charts and graphs, or video. Use graphics well. Keep the slides simple with 3 to 7 points per slide (to cater to human short term memory) with about one slide for every one to two minutes. No more than 30 to 40 slides for a one hour session including anywhere from 10 to 15 minutes for Q&A.

and stop after an hour. A presentation which takes more than an hour is fundamentally flawed IMO. If you must go longer take about 5 to 10 minute break each hour.

Build your presentation to how humans operate.

Comment: Re:Ancillary titles to TFA (Score 1) 315

by plopez (#49779177) Attached to: Why PowerPoint Should Be Banned

"this is largely a function of screen resolution and visible font size"

Wrong. It is limited by how much and how fast the human mind can absorb. Short-term memory varies from about 3 to 7 items. So I never put more than five items on a slide. First think about how the human mind operates, then pick your fonts etc. If you are finding yourself using smaller and smaller fonts you are not using the slides correcty.

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