PowerPoint Voted More Boring Than Washing The Dishes

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 by Matt

A colleague recently sent me something incredibly offensive. No I’m not talking about rude pictures or naughty words…

Nope, it’s an article detailing “The 50 Most Boring Things of Modern Life” and what’s so offensive is that PowerPoint Presentations are on the list!

Now I understand that for many people, attending a PowerPoint presentation can be the equivalent of taking a dozen sleeping pills and slowly losing the will to live, before drifting off into the land of nod.

But come on! If a builder builds you a wall in your garden and 3 days later the wall falls down – you don’t blame the trowel the builder used or the wall itself, you blame the builder.

And it’s the same with a terrible presentation, don’t shoot the tool or the event, shoot the presenter!

(For legal reasons, I am NOT suggesting you shoot anybody. Looking at them distastefully will suffice)

Out of the 2000 adults surveyed, PowerPoint Presentations came in at number 38 with a share of 16% of the votes…

Just below PowerPoint in 37 was Gwyneth Paltrow and just above in 39 was Coldplay. So I guess it’s nice to see that something other than Jennifer Lawrence is getting in between Chris and Gwyneth.

According to the pole, PowerPoint is considered to be more boring than ‘buying socks’, ‘Washing the dishes’ and ‘Gardener’s World’.

Well that might be the case for some presentations out there and if you’re nodding in agreement, then you haven’t been to one of our customers presentations – and I think it’s fair to say the presentations we help them deliver are NOT boring…

 

If you want to give presentations that are well structured, engaging and that make the audience go WOW rather than ZZZ – then get in touch

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