The problem with PowerPoint The problem with PowerPoint
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    Default The problem with PowerPoint

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/8207849.stm

    Though with or without powerpoint I hate all meetings.

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    It not the problem with powerpoint, its the problem with the boring idiots who have no idea how to give an interesting presentation.
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    one gig where I worked a guy put pictures of page 3 babes in swimsuits in
    his slides, given all the audience were IT blokes it worked quite well.

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    I've learnt to always have white tack on me! (Blu tack makes too much of a mess on walls... ).

    CMDB/Config Mgt training always works better with picture representations of the classes and lots of red and green ribbon and a large wall...
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    I miss the good old flip charts. I enjoyed preparing those; you could write your speaker notes on them in pencil which the audience couldn't see, and straight lines and perfect circles for a diagram you were going to draw "live". They were also good for writing down audience suggestions on the fly, which gave you a way of drumming up audience participation from the beginning.


    My favourite article on the subject:- PowerPoint: Killer App?

    Did PowerPoint make the space shuttle crash? Could it doom another mission? Preposterous as this may sound, the ubiquitous Microsoft "presentation software" has twice been singled out for special criticism by task forces reviewing the space shuttle disaster.
    Has PowerPoint killed the art of making good presentations?
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    Right from the slide "PowerPoint is not universally loved"

    "Makes communication presentation-orientated, not audience-orientated".

    Oh, and shouldn't the last 4 bullet points be indented?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sysman View Post
    I miss the good old flip charts. I enjoyed preparing those; you could write your speaker notes on them in pencil which the audience couldn't see, and straight lines and perfect circles for a diagram you were going to draw "live".
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    At LastClientCo I was ordered to do a PowerPoint presentation. So I did. Two slides.

    I hate PowerPoint with a passion. And I'm a project manager.

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