Base choices on effectiveness rather than mere convention

Even when a new idea has observable merit, its acceptance is enhanced by a "critical mass" of supporters who make the others feel willing and perhaps even slightly pressured to try the new idea. Alley and Neeley's (2005) solution is to teach the method explicitly in their own academic classes and require it for graded assignments. We hope you will be inspired to try this alternative approach as well. While it is probably not the ultimate best answer for presentations, it is a significant step forward. Compared to the default bullet-point presentation, this alternative approach better follows established principles of effective presentation, is more original, and when well done, is generally more responsive to the audience's needs.

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