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Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication by Tom Bunzel

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Chapter 7. The Latest Technologies: Beyond PowerPoint to the Future

As we’ve gone through working with PowerPoint and the related programs, you’ve probably gotten the idea that “presentation” in today’s world has a new meaning. It is more about establishing a connection with your audience than just completing a single event, and in many situations, it will be an ongoing process.

Two converging technologies are responsible for this: broadcasting, including related new media such as DVDs and HD on the one hand, and broadband Internet and the ability to stay connected through the computer on the other.

For presenters, this means that creating a “slide show” is not enough. It is simply part of a continuous process that keeps the presenter connected ...

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