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Please, Sir, May I Have My Hour Back?

Posted By Jeffrey Eisenberg On May 15, 2007 @ 9:34 am In Relevance,humor | 6 Comments

Anyone? Anyone? [1]Presentation Zen’s post “Two Questions: Why does it matter? What’s your contribution? [2]” 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 [2].

I wonder what would happen if we all started asking presenters for our time back.


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