Thursday, February 01, 2007

Appalling Presenter Manifesto

Rowan Manahan takes some pokes at PowerPoint - loud cheers, hats tossed in air - and presents his Appalling Presenter Manifesto.

An excerpt:

Ass Narcissism - "I’m just going to turn my back on you now and read all my slides off the screen. Enjoy the view!"
Tolstoy wannabe - "I know that I can fit the entire text of War & Peace onto the next three slides. Thank God for sub-bullets!"
Myopia - these presenters literally cannot see beyond the end of their nose and so fail to notice that their audience is either asleep or has gone home.
Tunnel vision - those who can see only the one person in the audience who is smiling and nodding out of sympathy, not the other 99 who have fallen asleep/gone home.

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