PowerPoint presentations have received much criticism regarding excessive use of text and the lack of contact with the audience. Interviews with beginning and advanced presenters shed a light on the reasons why. They show that [...]
About Brigitte HertzBrigitte has over 20 years of experience with training scientists to become better at their work. For her PhD she did research into the presentations of conference papers with PowerPoint, the first body of work to evaluate the effectiveness of scientific presentations. She gives workshops on how to become a better presenter, all evidence-based.
Most scholars use PowerPoint to present a conference paper. At the same time many authors offer harsh criticism regarding its use. We found that PowerPoint does bring on a new form of presentation, but it [...]
Presenters use substantially more text on their PowerPoint slides than is advised. Anxious presenters probably use PowerPoint slides, not as support for the audience, but as speaking notes for themselves. They should learn to use [...]
Approximately 96% of presenters use PowerPoint. Some 20 years ago, the program was heavily criticized (i.e. ‘PowerPoint is evil’). Nowadays the criticism seems to have mostly disappeared. But is that justified? Some say that PowerPoint [...]