Monday, January 29, 2007

Powerpoint, great name. lousy results

Nine times out of ten the presentation results of Powerpoint are lousy because the user doesn't follow any rules and has no idea what a presentation should look like. I worked for a major airline on a secret presentation about the restructuring of the ground labor force. It took three years for me to convince management not to put every word of the presentation on the slides and the need to use compelling graphics and pictures. Needless to say in three years we went through a lot of versions. I'm quite proud of the end result. I'd show it to you but I can't (I signed confidentiality papers.) Although over a 100,000 airline employees did see it.

Seth Godin has written a great list of rules for Powerpoint users. Check it out.

1 comment:

Mike said...

Hi Tammy. Nice blog. I have been writing a blog for a while now. I haven't really publicized it. I guess one of my fantasies is that some day when I feel like it is really good and I feel confident in my writing, someone sends me an email that says something like "We really like your blog, we'd like to make it into a book, you don't have to do anything, we'd like to send you a check for a million dollars for the rights, if that is ok?


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Keep up the good work.

Mike Ahern