Why you shouldn’t use PowerPoint for training!
When PowerPoint was originally conceived, it was as a presentation tool. It was a way to help people visualise their thoughts and, when discussed and presented, to offer the audience to two mediums of information – visual and auditory. Training is more than just the presentation of knowledge though. When a presenter and audience are using Powerpoint, only one side is actually involved and engaged – the presenter. The audience are passive participants in a presentation, often sitting with their arms crossed merely observing the work being done by the presenter. This low level of interaction falls well below the bar required for training to be successful. You shouldn’t use PowerPoint for training.