Whether giving a presentation to a City Council or to a citizen group, it is rare to find a straight lecture without some sort of visual aid to accompany the information. In many instances, presenters are dropping the cumbersome foamcore exhibits in favor of electronic presentations; they are able to be projected on a screen for easier viewing, they are easily transferred into the public realm via Internet or TV, and provide viewers a strong supplement to the material being presented.
Power Point and graphics should, however, be just that – a supplement. The speaker is still responsible for knowing the material being presented and turning that material into a clear, well-structured presentation.
© 2009 A.J.Filipovitch
Revised 1 September 2009