Presentation Zen’s post “Two Questions: Why does it matter? What’s your contribution?” is another must read. I love this blog!
Coffee flew out my nose as I read this:
Recently I attended such an event, and after the hour talk was over I realized that the presentation was a miracle of sorts: Until that day I didn’t think it was possible to actually listen to someone make a PowerPoint presentation in my native language of English and for me to genuinely not understand a single point that was made. Not one. Nada. I understood the individual words, the pronunciation and diction were perfect, but between ubiquitous acronyms — and the darting laser pointer used to underline those acronyms — bulleted lists, and colourfully decorated charts and diagrams, after it was all said and done, I realized that I hadn’t comprehended a single idea. I wanted my hour back.
As usual, the entire post is worth reading.
I wonder what would happen if we all started asking presenters for our time back.