On a cross country flight this weekend, the passenger next to me was working on a PowerPoint presentation. I have no idea what it was about, but I do know it consisted of pages (and pages) of bullet points. At best, bullet points with text will just encourage the audience to read rather than listen. At worst, the presenter will read to the audience and make them wish they hadn’t shown up at all.
Yesterday on his blog, Seth Godin shared some of the many problems with bullet points in presentations. Given how many counselors present to their students and their colleagues, and how often I’ve seen those presentations rely on bullet points, I’m sharing the link here in the hopes that this might help some counselors create bullet-free talks.