I just read a great article about the science behind storytelling, called What Storytelling Does to our Brains by Leo Widrich.
We all are getting pushed to use Powerpoint presentations, because that's the latest and greatest thing.
It turns out that things like powerpoint aren't the best way to get your message across.
(raise your hands if you've ever felt yourself falling asleep during a powerpoint presentation. Yup. Me too.)
The brain is wired to react to storytelling. It's looking for a beginning, a middle, and a satisfying ending. Keep this in mind the next time you prepare your presentation.
My take on this?
Go ahead and use your powerpoint to "illustrate" your story, but focus mainly on the story you want/ need to tell.