“PowerPoint doesn't bore people; people bore people.”<br />And so outlawing PowerPoint won't change anything. But you can see why I would blame PowerPoint:<br /> <br />
“Of course it wasn’t convincing. That 60-slide PowerPoint wasn’t to convince people, it was to break their will.”<br />A 2-hour meeting where the boss does all the talking from his prepared slides. How is that any different from how they brainwash new recruits into a cult?<br />
“Don’t pity the blind man, for he has never seen PowerPoint.”<br />The blind man has never had to see:<br /> <br /><ul><li>All that ugly clip art.
The logo embedded on every page of an internal presentation, as though we could ever forget where we work.
8 pt. type because the presenter crammed the slide with too many words.</li></li></ul><li>“When my grandchildren ask what happened to the trees, I won’t lie. I’ll say 'status reports and PowerPoint presentations'.”<br />Why, why, WHY did you insist on printing out 12 copies and handing them out, even though you put the presentation on the projector??!?!!<br />
“125 PowerPoint slides? Well, I hope you’re not presenting a case for how efficient our department is.”<br />Managers got the idea that the more text you could put on a slide and the more total slides in the presentation, the better it was. That somehow it made you look smarter and more capable.<br />But the truth is the more you cram into a presentation, the more it seems like you can't ever come to a point, and that you can't tell the wheat from the chaff.<br />
“The greatest trick the devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t invent PowerPoint.”<br />
“It only takes 4 slides to explain how an atomic bomb works, so please stop calling your 72 slides 'an overview'.”<br />If all you're going to do is project the script you're reading from, then why don't you just let us read it to ourselves. It will be faster and we can do it from our desks.<br />
“The creator of PowerPoint must be rolling over in his grave right about now. What? They’re not dead? I’ll be right back.”<br />
“China may have a great economy now, but let’s see how they do when they get PowerPoint.<br />This is our Trojan Horse. If we can get them to learn PowerPoint and give them a few buzzwords, their economy will be brought to its knees in no time!<br />=<br />+<br />
This has been a MeetingBoy presentation.<br />Inspired by a post of MeetingBoy quotes by FlyoverJoel. Read his rant here.<br />blobert wuz here<br />