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

  1. Don’t Blame PowerPoint It’s just a vehicle
  2. Don’t Blame PowerPoint It’s just a vehicle …That is often driven poorly
  3. In a car crash it is nearly always the driver who is to blame
  4. NOT the vehicle itself
  5. But when it comes to bad presentations people are quick to blame PowerPoint
  6. Some misguided people even start political parties against it
  7. This is stupid.
  8. This is stupid. Really Stupid.
  9. A PowerPoint deck is not the presentation
  10. A PowerPoint deck is not the presentation PowerPoint is a vehicle for your visual aids
  11. Your presentation is your message and your information. It takes hours of careful craft and consideration
  12. Your PowerPoint is your vehicle to communicate well thought out and complementary visual aids.
  13. PowerPoint isn’t “evil”
  14. PowerPoint isn’t “evil” It’s neutral
  15. We don’t think of other content vehicles in the same way…
  16. For Example…
  17. Outlook & Gmail are not to blame for crappy emails
  18. It’s your annoying Boss and his inability to be concise I write a damn fine email :-)
  19. It wasn’t the physical vinyl records that made the Beatles awesome
  20. It was their music, creativity & the hard work that went with it
  21. George Orwell wasn’t famous because he chose to write on paper…
  22. It was his stories, writing style & insights
  23. It isn’t your phone’s fault that your conversation sucks
  24. It’s just that your friend is a really boring guy!
  25. Blaming the vehicle/ medium in any of these cases would be
  26. Absurd
  27. It is the content & how it is delivered that is important
  28. NOT the vehicle used to do it
  29. As a presenter you need to bring your audience from
  30. As a presenter you need to bring your audience from Mental Point A
  31. As a presenter you need to bring your audience from Mental Point A To Mental Point B
  32. You should use whatever vehicle works for you
  33. The audience don’t see…
  34. The audience don’t see…
  35. The audience don’t see…
  36. The audience don’t see…
  37. They see a screen…
  38. Tell a good story and make effective, thoughtful visuals and they won’t know or care what software you used
  39. Concentrating on the vehicle, rather than the route can go badly…
  40. What’s more…
  41. It’s a freaking LAZY excuse
  42. The worst thing about the PowerPoint blame game is that it distracts from the real issue
  43. Laziness
  44. By blaming the presentation software we take focus off the real problem
  45. Lazy Users
  46. We absolve users of any real responsibility
  47. We absolve users of any real responsibility Are you calling me LAZY!
  48. Hell YEH! We absolve users of any real responsibility Are you calling me LAZY!
  49. The reality is that making bad presentations is a user-choice
  50. Making bulletpoint filled slides is a choice
  51. This…
  52. Was a choice
  53. This was a choice
  54. Yep…
  55. A choice
  56. You can use PowerPoint as an autocue, but again that is a choice
  57. You can choose to ignore great books like
  58. Poor usage of the vehicle is a choice.
  59. Like with a car, you can choose to drive recklessly
  60. You can choose to drive to the wrong place
  61. And you can choose to ignore the maps…
  62. But that isn’t the car’s fault
  63. So…
  64. Let’s focus on what really matters
  65. Let’s focus on what really matters the Presentation
  66. And send the vehicle blame game to the scrapheap
  67. If you agree then why not spread the word
  68. Check out my site @ www.clearpreso.com Or click here to send me a tweet! @clearpreso

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