Remember, your slides are there to support your talk, to make it more interesting. Find some great images or dynamite illustrations to burn your story into my brain. They are an (and usually hate this word) opportunity for you to turn a boring old talk into a multimedia event akin to the U2 Zooropa tour. Okay, that may be a stretch.
However, if you must read to me, please bring milk and cookies and offer a nap time afterwards. Or during, for that matter.
P.S. I’ve perpetrated this odious deed myself. Let’s all get better together.