A slide deck that creates itself as you're speaking
What even is the a slide deck, if not a way to distract people from looking at you directly? Is it context-adding subtitles, allowing the audience to catch up when they tune out? Are slides additional arguments, proving what you're saying with authentic-looking graphs and inspirational quotes? Is it your own notes so you don't forget? All of the above? You could ask: how much of this benefits the audience, and how much benefits you?
"I'm working on my slides," is what we say when we try to figure out what we think about a hairy topic.
This experiment assumes slides are just summarizing subtitles in bullet form. It takes the slide work out of making a presentation. But what it really should do is to take the slides out of the presentation and guide you on how to construct an arresting sequence of talking points so you could ditch the slides. But that's not the point of this experiment. Or maybe it is.
To really put it to the test, I fed the audio from that The Office episode where Michael goes to Ryan's business school to give a presentation about "real life."