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Have you heard the one about PowerPoint?

September 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Blog, Featured, Humor, Presentations

A word about PowerPoint. PowerPoint was released by Microsoft in 1990 as a way to euthanize cattle using a method less cruel than hitting them over the head with iron mallets. After PETA successfully argued in court that PowerPoint actually was more cruel than iron mallets, the program was adopted by corporations for slide show […]

“PowerPoint makes us stupid.”

This story is from The New York Times about how PowerPoint has been used (or banned, in some cases) from military meetings and briefings. “We have met the enemy and he is PowerPoint.”

Prof. Rob Fovell (UCLA) on PowerPoint and Teaching

I do not use PowerPoint in class. PowerPoint is virtually a necessity for scientific talks, but I think they often hurt classroom lectures. They lock me into a particular order, and they tend to make me go through material too fast. My handwriting is poor, but I write in class so I don’t go too […]

PowerPoint Tricks You May Not Have Heard About

August 20, 2009 by  
Filed under Featured, Presentations, Resources

Microsoft PowerPoint is so pervasive, yet discovering little tricks to assist your presentation are out there. Here is a list of the ones I find most useful or have great potential to be put to use by speakers.