A warm welcome to BBC Radio Scotland listeners who may have found their way here after listening to this morning's discussion of PowerPoint on MacAulay & Co.
If you'd like to know more about the Anti-PowerPoint Party, you can watch the president's video above and/or sign up to support it HERE.
There's a certain irony that this is not the first time I've been invited to discuss PowerPoint on BBC Radio or the BBC website - but not on BBC television - because other parts of the corporation, most notably BBC TV news and current affairs programmes, have been falling into the trap of broadcasting more and more slide-dependent presentations by reporters 'on location' at the other side of the studio (see links in section 2 below).
Visual aids or visual crutches?
The challenge of how to avoid inflicting death from 1,000 slides and make more effective use visual aids is something I've been teaching, writing and blogging about for years - and you can find out more about the subject from either of my two most recent books - both of which are available from Amazon in hard copy and/or downloadable immediately as Kindle editions:
Or, you can check out some of my other blog posts on the subject below, many of which are illustrated by short video clips:
- The Cost of PowerPoint presentations wastes the UK economy even more than I thought
- How many corporate birds can you kill with one PowerPoint presentation?
- How NOT to use PowerPoint
- If Bill Gates doesn’t read bullet points from PowerPoint slides
- An imaginative innovation in a PowerPoint presentation
- There’s nothing wrong with PowerPoint – until there’s an audience
- PowerPoint comes to church
- PowerPoint program on BBC Radio 4
- 25 years of PowerPoint
- Why are meetings so boring?
2. TV news via PowerPoint:
- 0% of viewers remember all the points made in a BBC PowerPoint-style news presentation
- BigBoard: Are BBC PowerPoint news reports going from bad to worse?
- PowerPoint style presentation continues to dominate BBC News
- BBC Television News slideshow quiz
- Slidomania contaminates another BBC channel
- More PowerPoint election news from the BBC
- News on BBC radio is sometimes very good indeed
- Euro-election coverage: was the BBC's graphical overkill a violation of its charter
- PowerPoint presentation continues to dominate BBC News – courtesy Robert Peston (again)
- BBC Television News: produced for or by morons?
3. Alternatives to PowerPoint
- PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk (1) The beginning of the end
- PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk (2) The lost art
- PowerPoint and the demise of Chalk & Talk (3) Glimmers of hope
- A Nobel prize winner's view on slides versus 'chalk & talk'
- Showing what you mean: more from Professor Sir Lawrence Bragg
- Using objects as visual aids