Fig.1. It’s like being in a train looking out of the window while someone is talking to you
They produce a set of cards or stepping stones, then gives these out as hand-outs.
But where is the narrative, the building of the argument of the nuanced slowing down or speeding up to change emphasis – let alone the question from the floor, or the ad hoc additional thought.
Visuals in a presentation should complement what is said – one would be far weaker without the other.
Very, very rarely when I have attended a conference or lecture I have received a handout that is, give or take (though the presenter didn’t read from it), the notes they used to talk the audience through the images.
When someone says ‘there is a handout’ and provides copies of the slides that is ridiculous.
It is like being in a train looking out of the window while someone is talking to you – you want want they said, not what you were looking at.