Why timed builds are not a good presentation practice
Dave Paradi's PowerPoint Blog
NOVEMBER 2, 2006
It eliminates any possibility of spontaneous conversation with the audience and suggests that the presentation should just be recorded and played back on video. I have seen timed builds used twice recently and both times it left me scratching my head wondering why the presenter created their PowerPoint slide that way. A timed build is when the bullet points or items on the slide automatically appear at a scheduled interval.