Creating Assertion-Evidence Handouts
If the presenter uses notes page feature of PowerPoint, handouts for assertion-evidence presentations can actually be more effective than handouts. As shown in the example on the right, each page of the handout consists of the assertion-evidence slide at the top with the paragraphs and reference citations of the notes portion beneath.
In this arrangement, the reader not only has the main takeaway and supporting visual evidence of each slide (scene), but also has paragraphs giving many of the sub-assertions and supporting background spoken by the presenter during the talk. Moreover, the reader can have full reference citations on this portion presented in a type size that can actually be read.
As an aside, bullet-list slides are not a good handout. As Gordon Shaw argues in the Harvard Business Review, bullet lists do not show hierarchy or connections. Also, bullet lists often mask important assumptions.
Shaw, Gordon, Robert Brown & Philip Bromiley (1998). Strategic stories: How 3M is rewriting business planning. Harvard Business Review, 41–50.