An annual conference that we participate in included the following stipulation for the 2010 event:
N.B - One important change this year is "No Powerpoint" - Many of you will know that there is an increasing view that maybe Power Point has its limitations and mostly we are tired of sitting though this kind of presentation. This year, the presenters will be given a white board and a flip chart. We think this will be a refreshing and welcome change for engineers. More importantly, we think this will raise the quality of the presentation, as each presenter will need to create the presentation afresh rather than relying on past sales presentation material and often material they have never seen before. A little scary - but a necessary change to make sure we keep engineers coming back.
Could this be the start of a trend? Do you think that this will improve the quality of presentations? More importantly what pitfalls would a presenter need to avoid in this kind of environment?