Revise a presentation

Afghanistan Stability / COIN Dynamics Chart

From The Joint Chiefs of Staff

According to the New York Times article, this slide was included in a PowerPoint briefing on the war in Afghanistan in 2010. Edward Tufte described in his blog how a PowerPoint presentation during the critical 2003 Columbia flight misrepresented the risk to the damaged spacecraft. Dr. Tufte included an image of the text-heavy slide that he cites as being the most essential for understanding the situation at the time. These are good examples how to not create presentations. Where should we turn instead for good examples?

Garr Reynolds’ blog on good presentation design was helpful. There were six points that I would use as tests for revising a presentation or assisting others in creating one in the future. Don McMillan’s video should also be bookmarked for the short list of what not to do.