Thank you to everyone who has shared their point of views and / or liked this post. Here are some of my thoughts & actions I've taken since posting this. I'm more of a visual person so I prefer PPTs if the content is presented well & not taking away from the presenter. If there is too much writing on a slide, email or document I tend to get overwhelmed initially. So I prefer high level points & then the person to tell me the story whether in their presentation or over a meeting or conversation.
I've also taken a lot of workshops & read articles on best ways to present & have incorporated these into my presentations this week. A few slides I put together for my buyers I provided a few data points & images & only 1 sentence. Letting the data kind of speak for itself but also having the images remind me the things I needed to follow up on. Another time this week, after speaking with a colleague on how to best show sell through on items, made a simple slide with consumption vs shipment & percentage. Initially, I was going to just send a report in excel but after seeing his idea I found it to be much more visually appealing & easy to understand. I'm always working on ways to present & as some mentioned here it's knowing your audience. I feel both tools, Word & Power Point, can be effective if the person knows how to best utilize it for their audience.
Recently, I've read that Amazon CEO has prohibited the use of Power Points & instead you can write up your idea or info you'd like to share in a word document no more than 6 pages which will be handed out at the start of the meeting. He says our minds were not meant to listen to someone for 30 minutes etc & bullet points don't make it easy for us. Other companies such as Google & Tesla are not fans of bullet points as our brains are not meant to retain info by reading a list but instead reading/ hearing a story. What are your thoughts? Later on I will share my thoughts. Below is the link to one of the articles I read; it's IN Spanish