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April 16, 2007

How (not) to Use PowerPoint II: The Gettysbury PowerPoint Presentation

In two comments to a Volokh Conspiracy post that links to our How (not) to use PowerPoint Law Librarian Blog post (also on this blog), Alan P and Dave N call attention to another fine example of how not to use PowerPoint, The Gettysburg Powerpoint Presentation. As Dave N writes "PowerPoint is a tool. It is not a crutch."

How should one use PowerPoint? One of the best books on the market is Tom Bunzel's Solving the PowerPoint Predicament: Using Digital Media for Effective Communication (2006). Strongly recommended. -- Joe Hodnicki

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One interesting issue with powerpoint is the question of whether we are modeling a lawyerly mode of communication in using it. A straight lecture has many of the dynamics of a jury argument, a motion hearing or a client meeting (depending on the size of the class), while a powerpoing may only be useful for the last of these, and only then in rare instances.

Posted by: Mark Osler | Apr 17, 2007 10:31:03 AM

You meant to write "Gettysburg" in the title, right?

Posted by: Bury | Apr 18, 2007 11:11:08 PM

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