Archive for January 25th, 2013

4-More Die From PowerPoint Presentations

Friday, January 25th, 2013

 

Would PowerPoint Have Helped Lincoln?

As many of you know, in real life, I’m a consultant for business presentations. I write them, analyze them, and coach presenters on how to make Great Presentations.  “Everyone Is Entitled To My Opinion” really has nothing to do with my business site which you can find here:

www.presentationsunplugged.com

You’ll learn right away I don’t like PowerPoint.  I suggest my clients use it (if necessary) in the MIDDLE of their presentations.  Unfortunately, PP has spread to every aspect of presentations featuring: 1) too much information presented in a long, dull way, and 2) hiding lousy presenters from audiences.  Dull presenters think they can put their entire presentation on PowerPoint with no actual audience/human interaction.  They should just stay home and send the PowerPoint.

PowerPoint was originally designed for the Macintosh computer in the late 1980’s by Dennis Austin and Thomas Rudkin. They thought the visual aids would help the presenter by organizing and displaying short points of vital information.  Today they are disheartened to know their simple tool has malignantly grown into the “star” of virtually all presentations leaving the speaker less important than a backup cord.

Haircut Jr. Shakes Fist At US

Friday, January 25th, 2013


North Korea threatened the United States this week over the UN’s plan for increased sanctions to protest it’s continuing testing of nuclear weapons.  Kim Jon-un, current dictator of North Korea with a lousy haircut, said “these sanctions amount to a declaration of war against us.”

The US imposes economic sanctions to arrogantly get our way in other countries. Examples: Cuba, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, and now, North Korea. They usually fail and hurt the country’s people much more than the ruling powers. When we cut off Japan’s oil supply in 1940, they bombed Pearl Harbor.

Isn’t it time for the US to declare, “No wars except for our immediate defense and trade with any country for our economic benefit.” I think so.  Having trouble with this? Think of Iraq and Afghanistan. How’s that working out for you?