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Video: How not to use PowerPoint

Comedian Don McMillan effectively demonstrates the all too common atrocities perpetrated by PowerPoint users--often in a semi-conscious attempt to obscure the fact that they have no idea what they're talking about.

An oldie but a goodie, comedian Don McMillan effectively demonstrates the all too common atrocities perpetrated by PowerPoint users--often in a semi-conscious attempt to obscure the fact that they have no idea what they're talking about.

(Found via David Airey.)

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5 comments
boxfiddler
boxfiddler

I see a lot of everything he mentioned in student PowerPoint Final Exams. Glad you posted that, it's a keeper. :D

DEK46656
DEK46656

First; boxfiddler... Palau? As in Palau island chain? If so, I've been there, specifically Peleliu: I was stationed on the USS Peleliu, and we made a stop on one of our WestPac trips. Second; this is so much my life that this was almost too close for comfort. Some of the garbage that I see put in a PPT is just amazing.

JPru22
JPru22

If you are going to end a PPT presentation with a funny Microsoft provided piece of clipart and decide to add a short amusing sound...TEST first. Don't assume it will work, because when the time comes to present and you get to the end with anticipation that people will be amused, then it never comes. You end up explaining that there was supposed to be a funny sound and it turns awkward for everyone. Happy PowerPointing =)

santeewelding
santeewelding

Compared to mathematics on the back of an envelope, or a note on the refrigerator door, the choice is easy.

boxfiddler
boxfiddler

yet something else will soon be creeping about the 'back' of my mind. A thumb is likely in order. etu