Other Services - Preparation of PowerPoint presentations

Arguably the most easily available programme for making visual presentations for both e-mail communication and conference display screens with relative ease is Microsoft's PowerPoint. Unfortunately, the very ease of its availability has resulted in an overwhelmingly large proportion of unimaginative and drab "presentations" in both academic and professional areas. Perhaps more than 90% of presenters seem to use PowerPoint as an electronic whiteboard, displaying dozens of slides, with hundreds of words written in sentence form. As a result, too many viewers spend hours copying down word for word from the screen, physically exhausting themselves in the process and unable to give sufficient attention to what the presenter is actually saying.

This is a colossal and tragic waste of a resource that has so much potential to add significant value to an oral presentation. It also reflects that the presenter is not aware of this potential and has not put in enough creativity into preparing a first-class, stimulating and lucid presentation.