Saturday, March 30, 2013

Presenting without slides

Tired of slides, I’ve been experimenting with different ways of presenting. At the recent Conference on Statistical Practice, I decided only to use slides for an outline and references. As it turns out, the most critical feedback I got had to do with the fact that the audience couldn’t follow the organization because I had no slides.

I tried presenting without slides because, well, I started to use them as a crutch. I also saw a lot of people presenting essentially by putting together slides and reading from them. So I figured I would expand my horizons.

Next time I present, I’ll do slides, I guess, but I may try something a bit different.