SlideShare a Scribd company logo
1 of 71
Download to read offline
Don’t Blame
PowerPoint
It’s just a vehicle
Don’t Blame
PowerPoint
It’s just a vehicle
…That is often driven poorly
In a car crash it is nearly
always the driver who is
to blame
NOT the vehicle itself
But when it comes to
bad presentations
people are quick to
blame PowerPoint
Some misguided people
even start political
parties
against it
This is stupid.
This is stupid.
Really Stupid.
A PowerPoint deck is not
the presentation
A PowerPoint deck is not
the presentation

PowerPoint is a vehicle
for your visual aids
Your presentation is your
message and your
information.
It takes hours of careful
craft and consideration
Your PowerPoint is your
vehicle to communicate
well thought out and
complementary visual
aids.
PowerPoint isn’t “evil”
PowerPoint isn’t “evil”
It’s neutral
We don’t think of other
content vehicles in the
same way…
For Example…
Outlook & Gmail are
not to blame for
crappy emails
It’s your annoying Boss
      and his inability to
            be concise
       I write a
      damn fine
        email :-)
It wasn’t the physical
vinyl records that made
the Beatles awesome
It was their music, creativity
       & the hard work that
                 went with it
George Orwell wasn’t
famous because he chose
to write on paper…
It was his stories,
     writing style
       & insights
It isn’t your phone’s fault
that your conversation
sucks
It’s just that your friend is a
            really boring guy!
Blaming the vehicle/
medium in any of these
cases would be
Absurd
It is the content & how
it is delivered that is
important
NOT the vehicle used
to do it
As a presenter you need to
bring your audience from
As a presenter you need to
bring your audience from
  Mental Point

     A
As a presenter you need to
bring your audience from
  Mental Point

     A           To   Mental Point

                         B
You should use whatever
vehicle works for you
The audience don’t see…
The audience don’t see…
The audience don’t see…
The audience don’t see…
They see a
 screen…
Tell a good story and
make effective, thoughtful
visuals and they won’t
know or care what
software you used
Concentrating on the
vehicle, rather than the
route can
go badly…
What’s more…
It’s a freaking
LAZY excuse
The worst thing about
the PowerPoint blame
game is that it distracts
from the real issue
Laziness
By blaming the
presentation software
we take focus off the
real problem
Lazy Users
We absolve
users of any real
responsibility
We absolve
users of any real
responsibility
                Are you
               calling me
                 LAZY!
Hell YEH!

We absolve
users of any real
responsibility
                Are you
               calling me
                 LAZY!
The reality is that making
bad presentations is a
user-choice
Making
bulletpoint filled
slides is a choice
This…
Was a choice
This was a choice
Yep…
A choice
You can use PowerPoint
as an autocue, but
again that
is a choice
You can choose to
ignore great books like
Poor usage of the
vehicle is a choice.
Like with a car, you can
choose to drive
recklessly
You can choose to drive
to the wrong place
And you can choose to
ignore the maps…
But that isn’t the

car’s fault
So…
Let’s focus on what really
matters
Let’s focus on what really
matters the Presentation
And send the vehicle
blame game to the
scrapheap
If you agree
then why
not spread
the word
Check out my site @
 www.clearpreso.com

Or click here to send me a tweet!
        @clearpreso

More Related Content

Viewers also liked

Viewers also liked (8)

2014 CANSA Women's Health slideshow - Cervical Cancer
2014 CANSA Women's Health slideshow - Cervical Cancer2014 CANSA Women's Health slideshow - Cervical Cancer
2014 CANSA Women's Health slideshow - Cervical Cancer
 
Diabetes Facts and Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
Diabetes Facts and Tips for a Healthy LifestyleDiabetes Facts and Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
Diabetes Facts and Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle
 
Fact of the Day: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Fact of the Day: Ovarian Cancer Awareness MonthFact of the Day: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
Fact of the Day: Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month
 
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #5
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #5Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #5
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #5
 
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #1
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #1Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #1
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #1
 
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #4
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #4Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #4
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #4
 
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #3
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #3Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #3
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #3
 
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #2
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #2Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #2
Contoh Desain Slide Presentasi Ilmiah Kreatif dan Menarik #2
 

Similar to Don't Blame PowerPoint! It's just a vehicle

Danielle Noah AS media evaluation
Danielle Noah AS media evaluationDanielle Noah AS media evaluation
Danielle Noah AS media evaluation
Anne Horne
 
Effective+Presentation+Techniques
Effective+Presentation+TechniquesEffective+Presentation+Techniques
Effective+Presentation+Techniques
brentharrington
 
Creative critical refelection
Creative critical refelectionCreative critical refelection
Creative critical refelection
Bai Xue
 
Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.
Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.
Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.
paupau3123
 

Similar to Don't Blame PowerPoint! It's just a vehicle (18)

reallybad-1
reallybad-1reallybad-1
reallybad-1
 
May's pdxMindShare Presentation on Increasing Your PowerPoint & Presentation ...
May's pdxMindShare Presentation on Increasing Your PowerPoint & Presentation ...May's pdxMindShare Presentation on Increasing Your PowerPoint & Presentation ...
May's pdxMindShare Presentation on Increasing Your PowerPoint & Presentation ...
 
Seth Godin - BAD PowerPoint
Seth Godin - BAD PowerPointSeth Godin - BAD PowerPoint
Seth Godin - BAD PowerPoint
 
ANALYTICAL-----.pptx
ANALYTICAL-----.pptxANALYTICAL-----.pptx
ANALYTICAL-----.pptx
 
Express In English
Express In EnglishExpress In English
Express In English
 
How to give an effective presentation!!
How to give an effective presentation!!How to give an effective presentation!!
How to give an effective presentation!!
 
Danielle Noah AS media evaluation
Danielle Noah AS media evaluationDanielle Noah AS media evaluation
Danielle Noah AS media evaluation
 
The Art of Presentation: Improve your presentations in 20 pages
The Art of Presentation: Improve your presentations in 20 pagesThe Art of Presentation: Improve your presentations in 20 pages
The Art of Presentation: Improve your presentations in 20 pages
 
Effective+Presentation+Techniques
Effective+Presentation+TechniquesEffective+Presentation+Techniques
Effective+Presentation+Techniques
 
Online Writing
Online WritingOnline Writing
Online Writing
 
Content magazine by Zigns 2015
Content magazine by Zigns 2015Content magazine by Zigns 2015
Content magazine by Zigns 2015
 
Content magazine by zigns 2015
Content magazine by zigns 2015Content magazine by zigns 2015
Content magazine by zigns 2015
 
Engaging Learners to Speak with Power & Passion
Engaging Learners to Speak with Power & PassionEngaging Learners to Speak with Power & Passion
Engaging Learners to Speak with Power & Passion
 
Telling Time In English - Find And Write Clock Workshe
Telling Time In English - Find And Write  Clock WorksheTelling Time In English - Find And Write  Clock Workshe
Telling Time In English - Find And Write Clock Workshe
 
Oral fce long
Oral fce longOral fce long
Oral fce long
 
Creative critical refelection
Creative critical refelectionCreative critical refelection
Creative critical refelection
 
September 16th Digital Rhetoric and Writing: C.R.A.P.
September 16th Digital Rhetoric and Writing: C.R.A.P.September 16th Digital Rhetoric and Writing: C.R.A.P.
September 16th Digital Rhetoric and Writing: C.R.A.P.
 
Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.
Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.
Effective use of powerpoint as a presentation tool.
 

More from Clearpreso

Adyuka slideshare
Adyuka slideshareAdyuka slideshare
Adyuka slideshare
Clearpreso
 
CloudCompare NC4
CloudCompare NC4CloudCompare NC4
CloudCompare NC4
Clearpreso
 
Clearpreso client: Tempity
Clearpreso client: TempityClearpreso client: Tempity
Clearpreso client: Tempity
Clearpreso
 
First World Problems
First World ProblemsFirst World Problems
First World Problems
Clearpreso
 
Numbers NEED Context
Numbers NEED ContextNumbers NEED Context
Numbers NEED Context
Clearpreso
 
Clearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso client ScrazzlClearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso
 
How are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation related
How are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation relatedHow are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation related
How are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation related
Clearpreso
 
A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.
A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.
A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.
Clearpreso
 
The Good and the Bad of running your own business
The Good and the Bad of running your own businessThe Good and the Bad of running your own business
The Good and the Bad of running your own business
Clearpreso
 
A few fine quotes from George Orwell
A few fine quotes from George OrwellA few fine quotes from George Orwell
A few fine quotes from George Orwell
Clearpreso
 

More from Clearpreso (20)

Clearpreso Case Study
Clearpreso Case StudyClearpreso Case Study
Clearpreso Case Study
 
Clearpreso Case Study
Clearpreso Case StudyClearpreso Case Study
Clearpreso Case Study
 
Pat Phelan: How to scale in America AKA Planning to grow in Waterford is not ...
Pat Phelan: How to scale in America AKA Planning to grow in Waterford is not ...Pat Phelan: How to scale in America AKA Planning to grow in Waterford is not ...
Pat Phelan: How to scale in America AKA Planning to grow in Waterford is not ...
 
Birdleaf - Turning email lists into actionable analysis and insights
Birdleaf - Turning email lists into actionable analysis and insightsBirdleaf - Turning email lists into actionable analysis and insights
Birdleaf - Turning email lists into actionable analysis and insights
 
Pitch Deck 101 - #BizDisruptors
Pitch Deck 101 - #BizDisruptorsPitch Deck 101 - #BizDisruptors
Pitch Deck 101 - #BizDisruptors
 
Adyuka slideshare
Adyuka slideshareAdyuka slideshare
Adyuka slideshare
 
Clouddock: The Universal Adapter For Cloud Storage Services
Clouddock: The Universal Adapter For Cloud Storage ServicesClouddock: The Universal Adapter For Cloud Storage Services
Clouddock: The Universal Adapter For Cloud Storage Services
 
Taskmessenger.com
Taskmessenger.comTaskmessenger.com
Taskmessenger.com
 
CloudCompare NC4
CloudCompare NC4CloudCompare NC4
CloudCompare NC4
 
Clearpreso client: Trustev
Clearpreso client: TrustevClearpreso client: Trustev
Clearpreso client: Trustev
 
Clearpreso client: Tempity
Clearpreso client: TempityClearpreso client: Tempity
Clearpreso client: Tempity
 
How are we Presenting 2012
How are we Presenting 2012How are we Presenting 2012
How are we Presenting 2012
 
Clearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso client ScrazzlClearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso client Scrazzl
 
First World Problems
First World ProblemsFirst World Problems
First World Problems
 
Numbers NEED Context
Numbers NEED ContextNumbers NEED Context
Numbers NEED Context
 
Clearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso client ScrazzlClearpreso client Scrazzl
Clearpreso client Scrazzl
 
How are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation related
How are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation relatedHow are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation related
How are we Presenting? A Survey on all things presentation related
 
A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.
A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.
A few fine Quotes from Yvon Chouinard, Patagonia founder.
 
The Good and the Bad of running your own business
The Good and the Bad of running your own businessThe Good and the Bad of running your own business
The Good and the Bad of running your own business
 
A few fine quotes from George Orwell
A few fine quotes from George OrwellA few fine quotes from George Orwell
A few fine quotes from George Orwell
 

Recently uploaded

NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...
NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...
NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...
Amil baba
 
Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance Physical Plan...
Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance  Physical Plan...Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance  Physical Plan...
Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance Physical Plan...
JIT KUMAR GUPTA
 
如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
ugzga
 
在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样
在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样
在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样
ykucop
 
一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
cyebo
 
100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...
100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...
100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...
pillahdonald
 
Presentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentation
Presentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentationPresentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentation
Presentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentation
ajroy0196
 
Week 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Week 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjWeek 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Week 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
joshuaclack73
 
NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...
NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...
NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...
Amil baba
 
如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
ugzga
 
100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...
100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...
100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...
drjose256
 
一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
cyebo
 

Recently uploaded (20)

NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...
NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...
NO1 Best Best Black Magic Specialist Near Me Spiritual Healer Powerful Love S...
 
Bit Dhrumi shah Graphic Designer portfolio
Bit Dhrumi shah Graphic Designer portfolioBit Dhrumi shah Graphic Designer portfolio
Bit Dhrumi shah Graphic Designer portfolio
 
Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance Physical Plan...
Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance  Physical Plan...Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance  Physical Plan...
Knowing, Understanding and Planning Cities- Role and Relevance Physical Plan...
 
CADD 141 - BIRD Scooter - Cup Holder Photos.pdf
CADD 141 - BIRD Scooter - Cup Holder Photos.pdfCADD 141 - BIRD Scooter - Cup Holder Photos.pdf
CADD 141 - BIRD Scooter - Cup Holder Photos.pdf
 
如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(RUG毕业证书)格罗宁根大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
 
在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样
在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样
在线购买田纳西大学毕业证(utk毕业证)硕士学历证书留信网认证原版一模一样
 
一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版谢菲尔德大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
 
100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...
100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...
100^%)( KATLEHONG))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Doha, D...
 
Presentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentation
Presentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentationPresentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentation
Presentation on 3D Printing.pptx presentation
 
Week of Action 2022_EIT Climate-KIC_Headers
Week of Action 2022_EIT Climate-KIC_HeadersWeek of Action 2022_EIT Climate-KIC_Headers
Week of Action 2022_EIT Climate-KIC_Headers
 
Mark Zuckerberg Carthago Delenda Est Shirt
Mark Zuckerberg Carthago Delenda Est ShirtMark Zuckerberg Carthago Delenda Est Shirt
Mark Zuckerberg Carthago Delenda Est Shirt
 
Avoid these common UI/UX design mistakes
 Avoid these common UI/UX design mistakes Avoid these common UI/UX design mistakes
Avoid these common UI/UX design mistakes
 
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Modern Healthcare.pptx
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Modern Healthcare.pptxThe Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Modern Healthcare.pptx
The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Modern Healthcare.pptx
 
Week 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Week 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjWeek 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
Week 11 Mini-Tasks.pptxjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjj
 
NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...
NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...
NO1 Best Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In Qatar Kala Jadu Expert Specialist In ...
 
如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
如何办理(Bath毕业证书)巴斯大学毕业证成绩单本科硕士学位证留信学历认证
 
CADD 141 - Puzzle Cube Project - Product Photos
CADD 141 - Puzzle Cube Project - Product PhotosCADD 141 - Puzzle Cube Project - Product Photos
CADD 141 - Puzzle Cube Project - Product Photos
 
100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...
100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...
100^%)( MAYIBUYE))(*((+27838792658))*))௹ )Abortion Pills for Sale in Soweto, ...
 
一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
一比一原版格林威治大学毕业证成绩单如何办理
 
iF_Design_Trend_Report_twentytwenrythree
iF_Design_Trend_Report_twentytwenrythreeiF_Design_Trend_Report_twentytwenrythree
iF_Design_Trend_Report_twentytwenrythree
 

Don't Blame PowerPoint! It's just a vehicle