Most people assume that a presentation involves PowerPoint and is essentially talking in front of a series of slides. There are other styles of presentation.
Here are some examples of where other formats may work better:
- A maths lecturer may much prefer to be in front of a chalk board or whiteboard so that the audience can see his work being constructed in front of them.
- An historian may like to project a live image of an artefact on the screen using a camera or visualiser.
- A discussion of film techniques may revolve around a series of short extracts of sound or video being plaayed to the audience.
- A software trainer could demonstrate the use of an application by interacting with it on a digital whiteboard.
As the presenter, you should make a conscious decision about how you want to present, rather than accepting the assumption that it is a PowerPoint slide show.