Or, don't necessarily skip the presentation software--- just use it well.
The problem isn't the software per se, but the fact that people use the bullet points and try to boil down what they're talking about to things that can be read from slides. The problem is the *way it is used*.
Blaming the presentation software is akin to blaming free software for any perceived losses in music industry sales....
If you have to show visuals with your talks-- and, as I'm in the sciences, that's crucial-- presentation software can be much nicer than using transparencies or physical slides. Just don't try to get the full *text* of your talk into the presentation along with your visuals.
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