This is a great article describing how businesses, military, and scientists are all starting to bail on PowerPoint-style presentations in favor of a more engaging, interactive, style. What is interesting is the value of improvisational skills required by the "new" approach.

My favorite excerpt:

  • Andrew Askew, an assistant professor of physics at Florida State University... admits the presentations[without PowerPoint] are now considerably longer.... It's also been harder to find speakers, because now the presentations are a lot less scripted — more improv comedy than reading from slides." 

Think about the words harder to find speakers. Can you make you or your students more valuable in the long run by enabling the ability to raise the hand and say, "I can do that presentation," then nail it? 

I think so. Happy reading.

Check it out here