Friday, January 1, 2016

Remember that only YOU can prevent bad presentations

You have the responsibility to stop and think before you write a speech, fire up Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and finally open your mouth in front of an audience.

Once again it’s New Year’s Day, and thus time to reflect and make resolutions. My title comes from those old Smokey Bear public service announcements. Last year I began with an image of Uncle Sam taken from a World War I recruiting ad. This year instead there first is a British version with Lord Kitchener.

A third much older Wellcome image points at one man, and a fourth from an 1895 play points at three men.

A fifth from 1540 is an ancient predecessor to warning about Death by PowerPoint. Have a happy New Year!

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