Is PowerPoint Really That Bad?

Ethics Training Forum notes Politico writer Robert Simon’s criticism of slide shows:

Conducting a PowerPoint presentation is a lot like smoking a cigar. Only the person doing it likes it. The people around him want to hit him with a chair.

It’s close enough to the truth in many cases to sting, but the truth is, it doesn’t have to be that bad. Most PowerPoint users need better basic speaking skills, rather than technical instruction.


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