My ebook Really Bad Powerpoint has generated plenty of mail and comment in the years since I wrote it. I just wish everyone would read it. Now, though, Rick points us to Pecha Kucha Night. [and Dan Pink wrote about it this month in Wired.]
I love this idea to pieces. I also love the translation on the site (Japanese for "the sound of conversation.")
If you are really and truly having a meeting to discuss something, then the Pecha Kucha approach is brilliant. 20 slides, 20 seconds each. Then the PPT gets turned off.
Tell me a problem that can't be outlined in six minutes and I'll show you a problem it's probably not worth having a meeting about.