Don’t Be A PowerPoint Felon
I just posted a new set of slides on Slideshare this morning. They’re from a humorous speech I gave at Toastmasters this week. I modified the slides so they would make sense without me being there to speak.
You may have noticed that I haven’t been posting everyday anymore, as I was doing up until a few weeks ago. Based on some thoughts that were inspired by a note on Facebook by Jesse Desjardins (which I couldn’t find today. Jesse, if you read this, can you post a link in the comments?) I’ve decided to spend more time on making my posts more visual by actually creating slides instead of just text. Posting text-based posts every day was making me a better writer, which is good, but I wasn’t really becoming a better presentation designer, which is one of my goals with this blog. I also hope this will make my posts more interesting and enjoyable for you, and that that will help the ideas I share here to spread farther than before.
Basically this change means higher quality posts less often. I’m still spending a similar amount of time per day on the blog, but I won’t have something new to share everyday. There will probably still be text-based posts from time to time, but I hope to make presentations like the one above the norm. As always, you can also follow me on Twitter to get your daily dose of great presentation articles and links.
I’ll give this a shot for a while and see how it goes. I’d love to have your feedback. Do you like the slides above? Did you like the old way better? Let me know!