Audiences respect presenters who think and speak, not read, their presentation.
The last thing audiences want is a recitation of PowerPoint slides that they can read themselves. Audiences expect presenters to take the leading role. A presenter who wisely uses PowerPoint in a supporting role will draw in audiences.
To ensure that PowerPoint not encroach on the leading role, presenters must challenge two ingrained assumptions: First, does every presentation require PowerPoint? And second, if the answer is “yes,” how much of the speaker’s information should be included on the PowerPoint?