“People are not coming to see your slides. They are coming to see you.”
Good tips for designing presentations by Idan Gazit. I tend to do my presentation in a similar way, and I think it’s important to emphasize the speak part instead of slides. They have to be well done, but they are just the underlying theme of the presentation. From the article:
[There is one type of slides where] you know where you are headed, but the audience doesn’t. Dropping hints keeps their minds engaged and listening to you. Understanding is a powerful narcotic; we all love the “Aha!” moment. […] A brief title/subtitle is just enough room to set the stage, hint at where you’re going, and direct attention back to you.
(via Cameron Moll)