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Is PowerPoint evil or is it a strategic tool?

Posted to Gurteen Knowledge-Log by David Gurteen on 28 July 2014



Is PowerPoint evil or is it a strategic tool?
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Knowledge LetterAppears in the Gurteen Knowledge Letter issue: 169
Posted DateMonday 28 July 2014 11:37 GDT
Posted ByDavid Gurteen

I started running my Knowledge Cafes in 2002 in response to my frustration with "Death by PowerPoint" presentations.

I thought that PowerPoint as it was commonly used was an ineffective way to teach people but I never thought it evil until a German friend put the thought in my mind when she sent me this article recently Der Powerpoint-Irrsinn (in German) which references an original article from 2003 (in English) by Edward Tufte PowerPoint Is Evil - Power Corrupts - PowerPoint Corrupts Absolutely.

In Googling the topic - I then quickly came across an article with a somewhat different point of view Is PowerPoint a Strategic Tool?

Take a read! So which is it - evil or strategic? I guess like most tools it all comes down to how you use it and what you use if for! Even I use a few PowerPoint slides in my Knowledge Cafes :-)

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Long live death by PowerPoint :-)

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If you are interested in Knowledge Management, the Knowledge Café or the role of conversation in organizational life then you my be interested in this online book I am writing on Conversational Leadership
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