I use it. You use it. I’ve been to a christening where the priest used it. (Truly, I have.) But do we really need it? And if we do, are we using it correctly? Here are some of the reasons why a lot of people use Microsoft® Office PowerPoint (and its competitors):
a) It’s a substitute for original thought.
b) It’s a crutch for the nervous.
c) It’s a great way to pass an afternoon.
d) It’s there.
e) It looks slick.
f) It appears to save time.
The best presentation I ever saw was devoid of P. (Let’s just call it P from now on – it saves time.) The speaker – an entertaining and knowledgeable Irishman called Barry Mahon – simply stood ...