Have you ever sat in a room or a lecture theatre where you are waiting to be inspired? You have waited for this hot topic for weeks, months. You have read this person’s books and you imagine that seeing them talking about this topic must be mind-blowing. You sit there with your iPad*poised to hear their merest utterance. You are expectant. The speaker takes to the stage with a round of applause. The screen shifts to reveal the hot topic and suddenly they begin. They start to read the words that they have put onto their Powerpoint presentation verbatim.
This is the moment where I realise that I don’t have an inner monologue. Suddenly I am conscious of two angry little men in the back of my head hitting each other with sticks and shouting “print it out, let me go home and I’ll read it myself – faster!!”
Lee Jackson tweeted a link to an easy guide in “how to make a PowerPoint presentation that won’t annoy Robb“. It’s very good.
*let me dream