Reynolds starts the chapter with the description of a very plain PowerPoint slide. He says that he pity's the audience who were forced to view it because the words were small and there were no pictures. He asks, "Since when can an audience read and listen to someone talk at the same time?" I find this overly amusing because obviously it has been a while since Garr has been in school. For years I have asked myself why teachers display slides or notes for the class to copy and proceed to talk, usually about something further in depth or on a different subject entirely. This is the same scenario that took place when information was presented to student through notes on a black board or over head projector. How can students absorb all the information at once especially when so many teachers test on material from lectures and notes? Almost worse is when a teacher posts information on PowerPoint slides and then reads everything that is written aloud. I find this overwhelmingly hypocritical when the same teachers take off points during students presentations for doing the exact same process. Very rarely do teachers use PowerPoint slides to enhance a presentation or the subject that they are covering. Instead, they are used to list the tireless information that they feel is crucial to our learning. The changes that need to occur to PowerPoint is using it as a reinforcement tool rather then the entire medium for which information is presented. Through design, story, symphony, empathy, play, and meaning Reynolds believes that PowerPoint presentations as we know them could be a thing of the past. I believe that he is correct when saying that creating a lively and well done presentation using multimedia is a creative process or at least it should be. Capturing an audiences attention is one of the most crucial elements but also one of the most difficult. Just like in the classroom setting where teachers are constantly attempting to brain storm ideas that will capture a students attention we too should use the same principles when creating a PowerPoint presentation. It is easy to simply type words or even easier to copy and past text from any given source but truly envisioning what would transform the information you want to display and highlight takes innovation and imagination. Reynolds says we must have a willingness to be wrong which can be a very difficult thing for most people but as teachers we must learn from our mistakes and always be willing to change something that is not working in order to improve for our students sake. He also wants us to follow the saying "keep it simple stupid". Restrictions and limitations are a good thing so that an onlooker is not overwhelmed with the amount of "stuff" that is going on. In ending he leaves us with simplicity, clarity, and brevity to follow when creating a presentation. 
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