Create Better Meeting Handouts
Source: Microsoft Tips
How many times has one referred to handouts that one received at a presentation, only to find that they didn't contain enough detail for the person to recall what the speaker said? This is a typical experience when the handouts consist only of pictures of Microsoft Office PowerPoint slides with bullet points. For a handout to be useful when the presentation is but a distant memory, the handout must contain enough detail for it to stand on its own. Let that sink in for a minute: The handout should stand on its own. For this to happen, one must augment the PowerPoint slides with additional supporting material (assuming that every word of the presentation does not appear on the slides to start with - which is not ideal).