PowerPoint can’t get a break. More to add to the growing list of people disgusted with poor old PowerPoint. People seem to fall into two camps. The lovers and the haters. Matthias is a hater, and he’s making it a political issue. The cynics might say it’s a very clever way to market a book on presenting. Clever idea Matthias. Maybe there is room for a PowerPoint lovers party.There is no question people abuse it. That’s the real problem. We’ve forgotten how to communicate, and PowerPoint is the victim here. It’s become a set of training wheels for the PowerPoint illiterati. You know – Thos wot can’t write good, speak good nor draw good pictures – it’s not my fault – it’s PowerPoint.
Let’s not help those people, let’s force them to use PowerPoint. See more about why people go wrong with PowerPoint.
In contrast, PowerPoint is not the problem, says UK based trainer Phillip Khan-Panni.
Gavin is a founding partner at fassforward consulting group. He blogs about PowerPoint, Presenting, Communication and Message Discipline at makeapowerfulpoint.com. You can follow him on twitter @powerfulpoint.