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Old 30.08.2011, 15:24
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Re: Swiss political party determined to ban Powerpoint

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True, but whereas ........./snip
Precisely, as I also pointed out on the previous thread. A poor speaker can make informative and well-constructed slides look poor, and a great presenter can make an average set of slides seem fantastic.

I would go so far as to suggest that the former had the presentation made for them by a communications professional, who was unfamiliar with the material, but was experienced on how to display it effectively. Whereas the latter could possibly be a researcher, for example, who knows the material back to front and is enthusiastic about it, but doesn't really know the best way to put together a presentation.
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Old 30.08.2011, 18:41
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Re: Swiss political party determined to ban Powerpoint

If you have a better look at the webpage you'll soon notice that it is nothing but VERY BLOODY CLEVER marketing - since the guy who founded the party also wrot a book about the evilness of powerpoint and building a political party around it is his guarantee to get world-wide media coverage (as you've seen, already worked and the election pamphlets havent even been handed out...). An idiot though if you ask me as I have to agree, there is absolutely nothing wrong with ppt as such, it's the people who can't drive it that make it frustrating.
It's a bit like asking to ban all cars because some people don't indicate...
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Old 30.08.2011, 18:51
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Re: Swiss political party determined to ban Powerpoint

where I work, it doesn't matter who the presenter is, the audience always cut them off and ask questions about the slide....

Powerpoint is a scourge upon the Earth and shall be mercilessly slain like the evil beast that it is!
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Re: Swiss political party determined to ban Powerpoint

There has been a thread about them earlier. And it of course is a kind of joke as this party will not get many, if any, seats in any parliament, nor has it much of a chance to bring through any law
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Old 31.08.2011, 02:10
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...nor has it much of a chance to bring through any law
If you actually bother to work through their webpage you'll even find a little paragraph stating that they don't even INTEND to pass any law and the whole party is meant to be a joke. Anyone can become a party member by the way, regardless of nationality and the onl benefit appears to be that you can buy his anti-powerpoint book at a reduced rate
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If you actually bother to work through their webpage you'll even find a little paragraph stating that they don't even INTEND to pass any law and the whole party is meant to be a joke. Anyone can become a party member by the way, regardless of nationality and the onl benefit appears to be that you can buy his anti-powerpoint book at a reduced rate
I did not have to go through their WEBpage to find out that it is a joke, as this is plainly obvious. The only aspect I am wondering about is what the purpose of the whole thing is.
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Old 31.08.2011, 08:09
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I did not have to go through their WEBpage to find out that it is a joke, as this is plainly obvious. The only aspect I am wondering about is what the purpose of the whole thing is.
Free publicity for his book?
Five minutes of fame?
Does he need a reason beyond that?
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Free publicity for his book?
Five minutes of fame?
Does he need a reason beyond that?
No, true for sure. Except that the result may be disappointing. I mean, a book about "Powerpoint" is a hopeless case. And his fame INSIDE Switzerland was ZERO ! Some people in the UK are excused for not knowing the political system in Switzerland
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