What is PowerPoint?
PowerPoint is a software tool produced by Microsoft that is used to display slides in the vast majority of professional presentations.
Other Common Names
Other common names for PowerPoint include:
- Slide deck
- Google Slides
Consider the core properties of PowerPoint:
- Computer-based visual design tool
- Ubiquitous in meetings and educational sessions around the world, regardless of culture, language, nationality, or computer system.
Resources From The Train Like a Champion Blog
Some Slide-worthy Insights from Brian's book What's Your Formula?
Elements that Bond Tightly with PowerPoint
Many audience polling applications integrate with PowerPoint so that you can mix audience responses into the flow of your slide presentation. Depending on the application, you can inject multiple-choice polls, open-ended responses, or responses that build word clouds into your visual display.
Elements that Can Be a Substitute for PowerPoint
To reduce your dependency on PowerPoint, try using:
When I’ve been asked to re-imagine courses for clients, I’ve found one of the best ways to reduce the number of slides in existing PowerPoint presentations has been to move a lot of the detailed or technical content into a participant guide. Handouts or participant guides can be used as note pages or worksheets to enhance activities, and your learners can take these resources home and use them as job aids long after your presentation is over.
Once you advance a slide, it’s gone. If you hang a flipchart on the wall, it will be with you for the duration of your presentation. A flipchart can come in several different forms, including pre-crafted pages you design prior to a session and then reveal when the moment is right, and dynamic pages you or your learners can build upon during discussions and brainstorming segments.