Brain Death by PowerPoint

by Fitzroy on July 8, 2011

What’s wrong with PowerPoint?

  • Focus on screen instead of presenter
  • Dark room induces sleep
  • Bullet points instead of prose
  • Pretty much everything

What to do about it:

  • Find a presenter capable of engaging an audience
  • Cut the cord
  • Outlaw it

Consider this:

Let’s not forget the power of the complete sentence and the humble predicate verb – the “motor” of a good sentence. However much firepower “bullet points” seem to contain, they are often just lists of phrases. They’re inert, like munitions stored in an arsenal. They haven’t been bolted together into actual complete sentences.

This argument is effective because:

  • It is vivid
  • It uses military imagery
  • It is made using complete sentences

H/T: Paco

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