01 June 2009

Death by PowerPoint

How not to do it:

10 hours of PowerPoint briefings in one day. With 574 people in the room. Teaching stuff you'll teach again later with equipment in hand and people in the field.

Your points won't be powerful. They'll be sleep-inducing. To keep people awake, AETC has a rule for ten-minute breaks every hour.

But there's a better way. I recommend that AETC adds the 10/20/30 rule for PowerPoint presentations. It will keep students awake enough to actually learn something. 10 slides max. 20 minute presentation. No font smaller than 30 point.

1 comment:

  1. BRILLIANT! Where do you get this stuff, son? Does it pop into your head? Do you hear a voice in your ear? Do you check your daddy's Facebook?