Back in the old days of overhead projectors, a joke frequently heard on most college campuses was, “You know when you get to the business building because the temperature will suddenly rise 10 degrees.”
Now in the age of death by PowerPoint, the joke has been revised, “You know you’re in the business building because the classrooms are filled with PowerPoint cadavers.”
Three of the five worst experiences in my life involve sitting through PowerPoint presentations by business professors. It is the unsocial media.
The first rule of creating lethal presentations is to put so much text on a single slide that you need to shrink the font size. Accountants can take it one step further if they put so many numbers on a single slide that they must reduce the font size.
But I don’t know for sure. If you have any PowerPoint stories, leave a comment below or send an e-mail.
Don McMillan is a professional comedian who has a pretty good routine where he finds humor in the misuse of PowerPoint. Enjoy!
Debit and credit – - David Albrecht