POWERPOINT &
BUSINESS
INTERESTING NOTES ON A
SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP
PowerPoint was introduced as a business graphics package...
BRAINCHILD

POWERPOINT
WAS CREATED BY

ROBERT
GASKINS

DENNIS
AUSTIN

It was originally called Presentation but
changed to...
FIRST

1992
THE FIRST

PUBLIC LAPTOP
PRESENTATION
WAS DELIVERED TO

MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES
(In Paris)
LEADER
BY

1993

POWERPOINT WAS THE

MARKET LEADER
IN PC PRESENTATION

PROGRAMMES
MARKET SHARE

95%

20 years later,
PowerPoint
continues to
dominate with
an estimated
95% share of the
presentation
softwa...
DID YOU KNOW?
In the first instance,
PowerPoint was developed
for Mac when Gaskins &
Austin worked for
Forethought.
Micros...
HOW MANY?
THERE ARE

500
MILLION

POWERPOINT USERS

WORLDWIDE
DAILY

BUSINESSES GLOBALLY MAKE

30 M LL ON
POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS
PER DAY
WORDY

The average PowerPoint slide contains 40 words
(There are 39 on the featured slide)
CRITICISMS INCLUDE

THE
PRESENTATION

IS OFTEN
THE FOCUS RATHER THAN THE

AUDIENCE
Too many presenters use slides as speak...
GOOGLE

13,100,000
SEARCH RESULTS GENERATED FOR

‘DEATH BY POWERPOINT’
(IN 0.33 SECONDS)
But, used properly, PowerPoint ca...
To learn more about effective business communication
with PowerPoint, visit:
www.activepresence.com/powerpoint-presentatio...
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PowerPoint & Business: A Special Relationship

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PowerPoint shares a special relationship with business. If you have been in any way involved in business during the last 25 years, chances are you will have sat through more than your fair share of PowerPoint presentations. Perhaps you have delivered more than a few, too.

How well do you know the product? We have produced a slide deck detailing the special relationship PowerPoint shares with business, focusing primarily on how it came to be and what it has become...

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PowerPoint & Business: A Special Relationship

  1. 1. POWERPOINT & BUSINESS INTERESTING NOTES ON A SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP PowerPoint was introduced as a business graphics package for managers, professionals and sales people. You probably use it regularly, but do you really know the product? Here, we illustrate some interesting facts and figures about PowerPoint; how it came to be and what is has become… Sources: BBC News, Microsoft, RobertGaskins.com
  2. 2. BRAINCHILD POWERPOINT WAS CREATED BY ROBERT GASKINS DENNIS AUSTIN It was originally called Presentation but changed to PowerPoint in 1987 because of a trademark issue
  3. 3. FIRST 1992 THE FIRST PUBLIC LAPTOP PRESENTATION WAS DELIVERED TO MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES (In Paris)
  4. 4. LEADER BY 1993 POWERPOINT WAS THE MARKET LEADER IN PC PRESENTATION PROGRAMMES
  5. 5. MARKET SHARE 95% 20 years later, PowerPoint continues to dominate with an estimated 95% share of the presentation software market
  6. 6. DID YOU KNOW? In the first instance, PowerPoint was developed for Mac when Gaskins & Austin worked for Forethought. Microsoft bought Forethought in 1987 for $14 million Apple then waited until 2003 before releasing Keynote
  7. 7. HOW MANY? THERE ARE 500 MILLION POWERPOINT USERS WORLDWIDE
  8. 8. DAILY BUSINESSES GLOBALLY MAKE 30 M LL ON POWERPOINT PRESENTATIONS PER DAY
  9. 9. WORDY The average PowerPoint slide contains 40 words (There are 39 on the featured slide)
  10. 10. CRITICISMS INCLUDE THE PRESENTATION IS OFTEN THE FOCUS RATHER THAN THE AUDIENCE Too many presenters use slides as speakers notes, relying on bullet-points as a prompt
  11. 11. GOOGLE 13,100,000 SEARCH RESULTS GENERATED FOR ‘DEATH BY POWERPOINT’ (IN 0.33 SECONDS) But, used properly, PowerPoint can be the impressive graphic sales tool that it was always intended to be… … this SlideShare, for example, was made using PowerPoint
  12. 12. To learn more about effective business communication with PowerPoint, visit: www.activepresence.com/powerpoint-presentations/

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