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WSJ on PowerPoint Pet Peeves

The WSJ's Cubicle Culture columnist writes this morning about tips for using PowerPoint. [Temporary free link here.]

Here is my favorite stat:

there are an estimated 30 million PowerPoint presentations given each day around the world, inviting the question: Why, if so many people dread presentations, do we still see so many of them?

30 million a day?

"If you are going to just read the slides, email them and don't make everyone come to a meeting," he wrote in an email. Please don't squeeze a ton of text into your slide; don't go special-effects crazy with flying text. It may enhance your PowerPoint but not your point.

Posted by Christopher Dorobek on Nov 14, 2006 at 12:15 PM


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