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ERIC Number: EJ798408
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Concept, Content, Construction, and Contingencies: Getting the Horse before the PowerPoint Cart
DuFrene, Debbie D.; Lehman, Carol M.
Business Communication Quarterly, v67 n1 p84-88 2004
The phrase "death by PowerPoint" was not born in the offices of Microsoft's competitors; it came straight from the hearts of victimized meeting attendees. Microsoft estimates that at least 30 million PowerPoint presentations are made daily, with many rightfully warranting death verdict assessment. Death sentences often result from a "construction mentality" that focuses solely on the PowerPoint design activity and ignores the need to conceptualize, build content, and plan for contingencies. In this article, the authors discuss four elements that should be considered when developing and delivering PowerPoint presentations. These considerations include: concept, content, construction, and contingencies. (Contains 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A