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How NOT to do PowerPoint by Don McMillan. www.technicallyfunny.com

h/t  Rusty Anvil

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  1. fullcirclethinker

    January 6th, 2013

    Very funny because it is very true! I could NEVER stay focused whenever attending one of these boooooring meetings anyway. But using powerpoint presentations made it even worse!! He has captured the uselessness of powerpoint presentations to a tee. This also holds true whenever reading an article that includes charts and graphs of this nature. It just muddles up the whole thing.

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  2. Claudia

    January 6th, 2013

    Hehe, that was great. My very next PowerPoint is going to have every one of those no-nos. I’ll time how long it takes to drive everyone crazy.

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  3. Jethro

    January 6th, 2013

    Whatever you do – DO NOT USE ‘WORD ART’! That is so 90′s….

    A few years ago I created a presentation where I used animation to show our proposed product falling from above and crushing the competition. I even included splattering blood and a “spurt” sound effect.
    My coworkers thought it was hilarious.
    The VP? – not so much….

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  4. Stranded in Sonoma

    January 6th, 2013

    I have worked in the insurance/finance industry for practically 15 years. I must have seen that type of presentation a few hundred times.

    When I held a meeting to update some senior managers on the status of a project, I passed out a few pages of charts and memorized my speech. I answered every question without pulling an obama: “Um, uh, um, uh.” My boss was upset because I didn’t use PowerPoint. Never found out how the senior managers felt.

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