The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint

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In corporate and government bureaucracies, the standard method for making a presentation is to talk about a list of points organized onto slides projected up on the wall. The Cognitive Style of PowerPoint PDF EBook For many years, overhead projectors lit up transparencies, and slide projectors showed high- PDFresolution 35mm slides. Now "slideware" computer programs for presentations are nearly everywhere. Early in the 21st century, several hundred million copies of Microsoft PowerPoint were turning out trillions of slides each year.

Alas, slideware often reduces the analytical quality of presentations. In particular, the popular PowerPoint templates (ready-made designs) usually weaken verbal and spatial reasoning, and almost always corrupt statistical analysis. What is the problem with PowerPoint? And how can we improve our presentations? Like this book? Read online this: Quick, Simple Microsoft PowerPoint 2000, Using Microsoft PowerPoint 2010.

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