In this infographic by “PresenationBunndle.com”, they take the serious matter of “bad presentations” into their own hands, by presenting this infographic titled: What is the cost of a BAD PowerPoint Presentation? In this graphic, they state that on average the total salaries lost due to “bad presentations” is an estimated $12, 600 . However, when they break down the statistics of Microsoft’s daily PowerPoint presentations, the information is simply astonishing. According to the graphic, Microsoft loses an average of a billion a day due to bad presentations. That math is simply to high to ignore. The company also lists common errors that occur during presentations such as: overloading text, reading from papers, hard to see colors, and overwhelming graphs. They then spend the last half of the graphic outlining basic tips that every individual MUST be aware of, when attempting to create a PowerPoint. The company that made the infographic is a site that has pre-designed professional PowerPoint templates, that businesses can use to create their presentations for a small fee. I feel that if businesses want to continue to utilize PowerPoint’s in their meetings, they should hold workshops and training sessions to maximize the actual profitability of this much established technology.
Given the fact that PowerPoint’s are often a “hit or miss”, a Youtuber by the name of “ChuckJPC”, has created a satirical video commenting on the “usefulness” of PowerPoint presentations. The video basically discusses the common uses of PowerPoint’s in business meetings, outlining their flaws and reasons why he feels they’re useless in such settings. It is an interesting perspective to the debate on whether this now “established” technology is still the most useful to big and small businesses alike. The narrator provides a different perspective on the subject, forcing listeners to think critically about the way they utilize the PowerPoint in their own lives.
I found an interesting video post that a Youtube artist by the name of “UMiami Continuing Studies” published on PowerPoint Tips. It’s a basic video, but outlines essential PowerPoint tips that every individual (professional or amateur) should know. From things like: font, animation, text, colour and style, or graphs this video has a useful tip for each of them. Personally, I think common mistakes people tend to make are either: overloading text on a page, too small font, or colours that contradict each other. While, it would seem like common knowledge, these mistakes commonly occur. It’s nice to be reminded once in a while of the basic skills needed when putting together a professional PowerPoint presentation.