Blog3dRSSI just encountered a new blog called Brain Slides: Presentation Design for Educators, written by Nathan Cashion. This blog eloquently teaches how Powerpoint should and, more importantly, shouldn’t be used.

Presentation tips

  1. Don’t use bullet points, if you can avoid it.
  2. Occasionally use a completely black slide to bring the attention of the room back to you.
  3. Use more images and less text.
  4. Burn your current Powerpoint lectures and start over with a new approach of less-is-more.

There are also some helpful examples of “Slide Makeovers”. If you use Powerpoint for lectures, take a look at this site. It’s worth it.

Michelle Lin, MD
ALiEM Founder and CEO
Professor and Digital Innovation Lab Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California, San Francisco
Michelle Lin, MD


Professor of Emerg Med at UCSF-Zuckerberg SF General. ALiEM Founder @aliemteam #PostitPearls at Bio:
Michelle Lin, MD