What’s The Point?

Sally Hogshead on one of my pet peeves: Most of us spend a lot of time on the material in the presentation, and very little on the presentation itself. But dumping your notes into PowerPoint slides is akin to serving Bobby Flay cuisine on dirty paper plates. Share

Pecha-Kucha Gives Guy Kawasaki’s 30-20-10 Rule A Run For The Money

Wired Magazine is running a short bit on pecha-kucha (Japanese for “chatter”). According to the piece, Mark Dytham and Astrid Klein, two Tokyo-based architects have turned PowerPoint into both art form and competitive sport. Their innovation applies a simple set of rules to presentations: exactly 20 slides displayed for 20 seconds each. That’s it. Say […]

Power Point Turns 20

Lee Gomes brings Power Point into focus for readers of the WSJ’s Career Journal. Robert Gaskins was the visionary entrepreneur who in the mid-1980s realized that the huge but largely invisible market for preparing business slides was a perfect match for the coming generation of graphics-oriented computers. With major programming done by Dennis Austin, an […]

As You Can See On Slide 63…

Cartoon courtesy Hugh MacLeod, who now does work for Microsoft (Powerpoint’s manufacturer) Virginia at Brains on Fire recently found herself “under a mountain of slides.” I shudder to think what the % of total working hours of my career have been spent making, perfecting, or presenting slides. My first role at Dell had a very […]