PowerPoint vs. flipcharts: Which should you use?

Will your audience be more engaged by PowerPoint slides or a flipchart? Perhaps you don’t need any visuals at all. This author weighs the options.

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I’m not a fan of PowerPoint or any other slide software—especially when they feature long bulleted lists that benefit the speaker more than the audience.

I am a fan of flipcharts and whiteboards—I write as I go. Perhaps it’s my bias as a former university teacher, but I like writing, and eschew pre-packaged slides.

I’ve seen slide decks from Seth Godin and Josh Linkner that I thought were beautiful accompaniments to their speeches. The slides featured either gorgeous pictures or funny commentaries on what the speaker was saying.

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