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What is so bad about PowerPoint?

What is so bad about PowerPoint? 

 

I don't hate PowerPoint, I just think it’s misused.

 

Why?

 

PowerPoint was never meant to be a word processor, it was designed as a presentation tool. We had, and continue to have, Word for that.

 

Sadly, many use PowerPoint as a word processor and simply project documents onto a screen or overloaded with content and graphs, that are so small as to be un-readable.

 

Unfortunately, many organisations believe that a meeting or briefing cannot occur, an idea cannot be expressed or skill be taught without a "deck" of slides.

 

And why is that, do you think? Security blanket? Confirmation of knowledge transfer? Reduced attendance at meetings (“I’ll send you the deck”)? Covering your $%#@ (“it was in the deck”)?

 

So … I don't hate PowerPoint, I just think it's misused.

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