Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Power-less Point!!!

Post written by Anshul Gupta. Follow me on twitter.

1987, the year when era of power point presentations started….

2010, the year when this one of the most used product of Microsoft is slowly killing the era of knowledge building…

Today, just about anything from board meetings to term end presentations in a college…from international conferences to military briefings by US army to its representatives…involves this short and sweet (so called) representation of information…

But…don’t you think that the bullets in those similar looking, googled, and 20 minutes spoken bullets in the slides are actually damaging more then benefiting us!

Well…the idea seems to create a buzz in the user community now a day…

But, it’s not always the fault of power points…rather the way it is used! Many a time people create the power points so confusing and frustrating that it becomes impossible to understand anything which of any use to the audience and often becomes the sole cause of misinformation, leading to bad decision making…

Despite all these drawbacks (the way it is used!), power point has been one of the most powerful representation tools available today. Besides saving time, PPTs can explain very complex kind of information using simple graphs, pictures or cartoons…

Must read: We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint:

Also a very nice post on SMALL WARS JOURNAL” shows beautifully, the role of power points in Iraq war!!!

Read a very nice e-book on how tomake better power point by Seth Godin.

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