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

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October 23, 2011

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

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October 23, 2011
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  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 Mental Point B To
  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. We absolve users of any real responsibility Are you calling

    me LAZY! Hell YEH!
  49. The reality is that making bad presentations is a user-choice

  50. Making bulletpoint filled slides is a choice

  51. This…

  52. None
  53. Was a choice

  54. None
  55. This was a choice

  56. None
  57. Yep…

  58. A choice

  59. You can use PowerPoint as an autocue, but again that

    is a choice
  60. You can choose to ignore great books like

  61. Poor usage of the vehicle is a choice.

  62. Like with a car, you can choose to drive recklessly

  63. You can choose to drive to the wrong place

  64. And you can choose to ignore the maps…

  65. But that isn’t the car s fault ’

  66. So…

  67. Let’s focus on what really matters

  68. Let’s focus on what really matters the Presentation

  69. And send the vehicle blame game to the scrapheap

  70. If you agree then why not spread the word

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