Larry Lessig has been called a PowerPoint virtuoso, and his approach recently inspired Dick Hardt, Founder and CEO of Sxip Identify, to use a similar film-inspired approach in his recent presentation, "Identity 2.0" at a conference called OSCON 2005.
You can view his presentation at this link.
It’s very creative, visually interesting, and makes great use of visual humor. You’re sure to be inspired to try some of the techniques he used on your own storyboards; and it’s a good example of a completely bullet-free presentation.
From a delivery perspective, Dick would have dramatically improved his performance by using a remote control instead of being chained to the keyboard of his computer to advance his slides. And from a structural perspective, I don’t recall the 3 or 4 main points that Dick wanted us to remember and apply after his presentation. But those are relatively minor quibbles, in light of the innovative and engaging visual story that Dick told.
Although the content of Dick’s presentation was "Identity 2.0", I think that the form of the presentation really demonstrated "PowerPoint 2.0", or technically since he was using Apple presentation software, "Keynote 2.0". Whatever you call it, it presents the much more interesting future that we have to look forward to.