Originally Posted by Artisan Fan
Yes, simpler is better.
Or as Einstein said, "Everything should be as simple as possible, but no simpler."
Want to see state of the art PPT and presentation delivery?
Watch the keynotes that Steve Jobs delivers. Look at the simplicity of the slides which are actually done in Apple's Keynote software. Spectacular.
I had the chance to see his WWDC iPhone 3G keynote in person and very briefly meet him after. I've been to a lot of great concerts, and no one has stage presence or a perfection of delivery like him, so a huge +1 to this.
One of my favorite business presentations that I've seen (over and over) was a particular part of the original iPhone introduction where Jobs says 'we're introducing 3 new products - but they're one device.' The way he repeats 'widescreen ipod w/ touch controls, a revolutionary mobile phone, and breakthrough internet communicator' exactly 2 and 2/3rds times (that's right, a fraction, because he knew how to prepare the slides to have the audience in a fury) is something you could teach an entire class about. I wasn't there for it, but wish I could've been.