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PowerPoint Revolution!

Ditch PowerPoint?
Ditch PowerPoint?

The patience of audiences around the world are thinning rapidly. The number of PPT (PowerPoint Terrorists) sympathisers in the world are declining drastically too.

No longer content to sit back and be the subject of abuse, audiences from all over the world are beginning to make their voices heard – some say PowerPoint are more a of barrier than aid to learning. Others are calling for it to be ditched completely.

But should it?

Well, I’m no fan of boring presentations (who is!?) – and I’m definitely not for PPTs (I’ll send them a virus – not anthrax – if I have to keep them from speaking). But as a Trainer and Presenter (yep, I’m one of the good guys!), I recognise the immense value and potential PowerPoint can really give. So it doesn’t really make sense to ditch it now.

But all’s not lost. Led by our “Spiritual Leader” and fellow blogger, Olivia Mitchell, a team of bloggers have banded together to come up with ideas on “What I’d like to see in PowerPoint slide design in 2009”. That’s right – we’re starting a PowerPoint Revolution for you – and we’ll be sharing our views real soon. In the meantime, here’s what I would like to see in PowerPoint Slide Design in 2009: Continue reading PowerPoint Revolution!

Are You a PowerPoint Terrorist?

The Dark Side of PowerPoint

We All Know the Story.

You walk in for the presentation, only to see the speaker setting up.

The projector is on and his every move is seen by everyone in the audience…

He clicks on his file. The PowerPoint loads and it does, you notice:

Horror No 1: You notice that there are 645 slides in the entire presentation

Horror No 2:
They all look like this (below)

Honey... I shrunk the words

You say to yourself, “Maybe the speaker might be interesting and engaging…”

Your hopes shimmer for awhile as you sense that the speaker’s about to make eye contact.

Your hopes are dashed when you realise:

Horror No 3:

I love you PowerPoint... Lead me Read the Ways...

He establishes eye contact with the screen.

We all know what happens next.

You start struggling with the “Z” Monster. A brave soul from the audience decides to take things into his own hands.

He leaves the room to create his own PowerPoint presentation

We see this the next day:

Death by Powerpoint

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Let’s face it. PowerPoint “Presentations” are a pain! And if Osama bin Laden were a less charismatic leader, he could still have used Powerpoint as his weapon of mass destruction!

Speaking of a PowerPoint Terrorist, have you ever wondered if you could be one of them too? Continue reading Are You a PowerPoint Terrorist?