Are Powerpoint presentations the best way to get your message across?

In 2008, three faculty members ran a multi-modular, international leadership programme, three times, without using a single powerpoint slide. The 'powerpointless project' was designed to consider the impact of not using this tried and tested technique. Qualitative and quantitative research which followed each programme suggested that participants enjoyed and appreciated the experience irrespective of learning styles. Presenters need to be aware that it can portray and impression of being less organised and handouts still need to be distributed after each session, even if they're not in powerpoint form.

Anderson, P. (2009) Are Powerpoint presentations the best way to get your message across?, HR Magazine on-line, June