PowerPoint elegance for absolute beginners
March 18, 2012 6:58 PM Subscribe
I have given hundreds of lectures to audiences of all sizes and compositions, but I have never given a PowerPoint lecture. Help a complete novice do a great job the first time.
posted by escabeche to computers & internet (35 answers total) 32 users marked this as a favorite
I've been invited to give a big public university lecture to a general (non-technical) audience. Great! I have plenty to say. But here's the thing. In my field (mathematics) we give talks by going up to the blackboard, writing on the blackboard, and talking. For this lecture, I'm expected to project slides on the screen while I talk. What are the absolutely basic presentation dos and donts for a non-technical lecture to a university audience on a scientific topic? (I am not committed to PowerPoint, so "you should be using application XXXX, you fool!" is also an OK answer.)