Jean – Good suggestion to prepare a handout. I’ll see if we can post the links to the website somewhere, too.
PowerPoint is just a technology for sharing slides — it’s not Microsoft’s fault that most people don’t make good use of it. I fear the same thing happening with blogs: that the medium itself will become tarnished by its widespread use for breathless political minutiae, gossip, and other disposable stuff. In the case of PowerPoint, as you say, it’s become practically synonymous with lists of bullet-points in bureaucratese.
I didn’t find it a lot of work to prepare, but then I didn’t spend any time on fancy transitions from one slide to another, animated GIFs or the like. Of course, this being my first PP, I did feel duty-bound to use bullet-points on a few slides. :) But I’ll keep it light and move quickly from slide to slide.