Thanks to Tim Wilson, I have found a terrific collection of presentation tips at Presentation Zen. The site teaches by example, including wonderfully specific screen shots and stories. Particularly good posts include The size of your deck is not important, Gates, Jobs, & the Zen aesthetic, and “The Lessig Method.” From author Garr Reynolds’ main site, I have posted Top Ten Slide Tips to our PowerPoint support page.
This semester, both Zach and Nasif have set good examples for how to use presentation software at ASM. However, PowerPoint inertia is extremely powerful, and most students lean on their visual aids for support. Early instruction and lots of practice may provide the solution.