I’m no expert, but that dosn’t stop me talking about a subject. Here is my advice:
1. Read Seth Godin’s thoughts on Powerpoint
He’s approaching the subject from a marketing / sales perspective, but I think what he has to say is very useful.
2. Remember that you don’t have to be tied to Microsoft these days
I’m sure most of you know this, but you can get software to do presentations for free – no need to go and buy Microsoft Powerpoint for your church. I use OpenOffice – the presentations bit of this is OpenOffice Impress. It will open Microsoft PowerPoint presentations and you can save presentations as Powerpoint files in case you need to pass them on to people who do use the Microsoft programme.
Perhaps I shouldn’t have entitled this post ‘using Powerpoint’, but that is still the phrase that most people use.
3. How about using some cartoons?
This is where I come in with my heavy handed sales pitch.
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