Death by Powerpoint - not just a myth?

Published on: Jun 05, 2019

Death by Powerpoint - not just a myth?

Often an unimaginative PowerPoint presentation will have the audience nodding off at the first bullet point. Not ideal if you're aiming to inspire action. Sometimes however, the result can be much more deadly.

James Thomas of Nottingham Medical School takes a fascinating look at a slide example which not only failed to convey vital information, but actively contributed to the deaths of seven crew of the Space Shuttle Columbia in 2003.

Layout and information hierarchy paired with relevant visuals and the odd animation can do wonders to capture and keep attention. Also bearing in mind that your audience may not be as close to the subject as yourself sounds obvious, but it an easy thing to miss when in the throes of presentation construction.

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