I recently asked a question to the KM4Dev list: Are there inspiring examples of delivering presentations without using PowerPoint? There are alternative options increasing engagement and interaction between participants.
See also the first blog entry on the KM4dev discussion: Presentation in conversation: 1 – Options with PowerPoint
- Speed-geeking and marketplace formats: the ‘presenters’ have 60 secs to pitch in plenary – so everyone knows what’s in the room, and then participants spend time (15-20 mins) with two or three of the presenters in turn, allowing them to question and discuss in smaller groups.” (Pete Cranston)
- Engage around an issues Net-Map (Eva Schiffer)
- Chat (or Talk) Show (Lucie Lamoureux)
- BarCamp or UnConference (e.g. KnowledgeCamp, Germany): impulse presentation (with or without PPT) and moderation of the following discussion. The audience decides by acclamation, if he/she gets one. (Josef Hofer-Alfeis)
- Pecha-Kucha: only 20 slides and 20 seconds per slide (Josef Hofer-Alfeis)
- Ignite presentation with hand drawn visuals (Johannes Schunter and Nancy White)
- Prezi (Tony Ghaye, Johannes Schunter)
- Open Space Sessions: the burning question first…
- Circles/ Knowledge cafe/ World cafe
- Master Classes: make the master first listening to the questions of the group, then start a discussion…
- Fish Bowl discussions, e v. start with interviewing in the fish bowl ‘the expert’, then open the circle…
- Market with posters, laptop presentations etc.
- Appreciative Inquiry
- Learning Journey, Sensing Journey
- “Naked” Presentations (inspired by Garr Reynolds, presentationzen)
In the Blog post 20 Ways to Deliver Content that Engages at Face-to-Face Meetings from John Nawn you can find more great ideas. I find the “Jigsaw” interesting, it comes close to the idea of Master Classes and has the advantage that an active digestion exercise is already integrated.
How do you organize presentations in conversation?