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to wonder what the purpose of Power Point is when there are no pictures, diagrams or any sort of illustration and

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Ormirian Fri 29-Jul-11 16:00:52

the boring fart making the presentation just reads what's on the screen?

Don't they know that most people, certainly in an organisation staffed by competent and intelligent adults, can actually READ? And that being the case either they should send an email to everyone or actually Make A Presentation - ie use their imaginations and language skills to TALK to people?


What a waste of 20 mins.....

AMumInScotland Fri 29-Jul-11 16:10:03

I was going to plead guilty until you got to the "and then he just read it out to us" part grin Yep - they could have just emailed you a link to it and told you to email the boring fart with any questions.....

Ormirian Fri 29-Jul-11 16:10:39

Yeah just me then.... I think it's been too long a week.... grin

Ormirian Fri 29-Jul-11 16:11:15

Ah x-post amis!

piprabbit Fri 29-Jul-11 16:13:07

There is no point - it's just someone publicly proving that they can't plan a presentation or use the software.

WhereYouLeftIt Fri 29-Jul-11 16:13:45

Oh god, death by powerpoint! How many of those have I been subjected to! I was quite amazed at how dull the subject of sexuality could be made, by this method.

Ormirian Fri 29-Jul-11 16:19:33

When they are really bad I swear I can feel myself dying of boredom. By degrees! Or it may be cramp. But whatever it is it's outrageous to subject a captive audience to it! On a Friday afternoon as well.

We should have grabbed him and chucked him head first into the atrium pool. Twat!

piprabbit Fri 29-Jul-11 16:23:37

You managed to stay awake? I am very impressed.

Thumbwitch Fri 29-Jul-11 16:27:19

Ha. Powerpoint is not the problem here - I used to have a lecturer who did the same but with OHP slides. He would photocopy them, so we had a paper copy in front of us, and then read out the slides of the OHP projector.

Very very boring. It's not like he would take questions in the middle of it either.hmm

Andrewofgg Fri 29-Jul-11 18:16:36

If you Google the words "powerpoint is evil" including the quotes the first hit you make will tell you all you need to know about Powerpoint, the writers of which should be skinned alive then rolled in salt; after which we can start getting really cruel with them although not as cruel as they deserve.

Taghain Fri 29-Jul-11 18:40:27

Powerpoint in a darkened auditorium is the finest cure for insomnia known to man. Ideally the presenter must have a monotone voice, read from notes with their head down, and be unfamiliar with the subject which they are presenting. They must have also requested that all questions should be held until the end of the session. sad

Andrewofgg Fri 29-Jul-11 18:43:56

Not sure, Taghain. The Party Political Broadcast usually has me in a doze . . .

LineRunner Fri 29-Jul-11 18:48:28

It's just bad presenting.

Or bad lecturing, as Thumwitch says.

It's just people being shite at being human, basically.

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