question…

On May 15, 2006, in random, by Leigh Graves Wolf

do you think a president will ever use a power point presentation or some technology  supported visual aid in his/her speech?

 

3 Responses to question…

  1. Scott says:

    I sure hope not! I think it is a question of genre… presidential addresses are not the type of speech you use a powerpoint with… Take, for instance, the classic powerpoint example of the gettysburg address: http://www.norvig.com/Gettysburg/ versus this audio file of Jeff Daniels reading it http://www.americanrhetoric.com/mp3clips/politicalspeeches/gettysburgaddressjeffdaniels.mp3

  2. leigh says:

    I have seen the Abe Lincoln example you posted…and it’s an example of a BAD ppt. It just struck me as I was watching the address last night, Bush said something like “There are 5 reasons…blah blah blah.”…What were those 5 reasons? I have no idea…if there were some sort of (well done) visual aid associated with the statement, I might be able to remember what he said…

  3. Scott says:

    That’s why the white house posts everything on their website!
    http://www.whitehouse.gov/news/releases/2006/05/20060515-8.html
    ;-)

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