How and When to Use PowerPoint

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How and When to us PowerPoint (and other slide based media)

See also | Slide Shows on the KS Toolkit


PowerPoint and other presentation media are very commonly used at meetings and to communicate ideas and information. However, there has been criticism about the medium, both about it's nature and application. This FAQ looks at how we might decide if and when to use PowerPoint, and if yes, how best to do it.


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Further Information

Original Author and Subsequent Contributors of this FAQ

  • Nick Noakes
  • Nancy White

Dates of First Creation and Further Revisions

  • April 2006

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