Slidedocs are a new medium with the visual punch of a presentation that allow for extended text that your audience can read without a presenter. Using this powerful tool, your information can travel through an organization without you.
A slidedoc can have an introduction and/or a summary—this is one thing that makes them different from presentations. The introduction
should give a succinct overview of what’s in the slidedoc.
Writing a summary is a great final test of your flow. If you can’t write the summary from a derivative of your titles, there may be a flaw in your structure.
The traditional kind of corporate meeting starts with a presentation. Somebody gets up in front of the room and presents with a PowerPoint presentation, some type of slide show. In our view, you get very little information, you get bullet points. This is easy for the presenter, but difficult for the audience. And so instead, all of our meetings are structured around a 6-page narrative memo. When you have to write your ideas out in complete sentences, it forces deeper clarity.
–Jeff Bezos, CEO, Amazon.com