Using PowerPoint and 3 monitors to deliver a video workshop

Using PowerPoint and 3 monitors to deliver a video workshop

For a workshop delivered by video with PowerPoint, using three monitors creates a powerful advantage. I’ll share what I’ve learned from delivering video-based writing workshops to people connecting from their homes. (Note: if you’ve arrived here to solve a technical problem regarding PowerPoint Presenter View, skip to “Resolving a technical issue with PowerPoint Presenter View…

Events: Stop asking speakers to use your brain-dead PowerPoint template

Events: Stop asking speakers to use your brain-dead PowerPoint template

Like many of you reading this, I speak at events. Whether the invitation is paid or free, it always comes with a request to put my PowerPoint presentation into a template supplied by the event. Why? Why is this still a thing? A public speaker has a fixed number of hours to prepare for the…

The worst slides in Mary Meeker’s trends report

The worst slides in Mary Meeker’s trends report

Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends Report for Kleiner Perkins is a comprehensive and provocative collection of data about technology change. It’s also the most cluttered, visually jumbled 213-slide pileup in the history of PowerPoint. Reading this deck is like walking through a construction site in which the Hell’s Angels are putting on three simultaneous Cirque de Soleil…