To PPT or not to PPT

April 10, 2019

Absolutely PowerPoint is so very very very right and good and appropriate and useful and cool and marvelous…And stuff.

Also true that PPT is just not necessary. Please, let’s interactively present and engage in conversation etc….. WITHOUT using PPT.

I mostly always use the latter…RED & BOLD!

So check out poem below. Written by Eugene Scanlan, PhD, CFRE, 01-25-02

PowerPoint Persecution Blues: (after Bob Dylan)

For I’ve been PowerPointed

‘Till I’m disjointed.

Been misled

By an overhead.

Can’t change what I want to say

In any way.

Because it’s on the screen

All neat and clean.

And it always tells me what comes next,

Even if there’s another context

I want to talk about;

With PowerPoint there’s no way out.

For in work and life, at least for me

It’s not always “bullets 1, 2 and 3”.

In life when all is done and said

What really matters is not the next overhead.

So today we may wander here and there.

There might be side trips if we dare.

We may stop to smell a flower,

And that’s the Point – without the Power!

 

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