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Author Topic: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation  (Read 4134 times)

Ralf Maximus

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TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« on: December 05, 2007, 08:56:00 AM »
10. PowerPoint spontaneously replaces your slides with images from its vacation to Peru.

9. The only question posed during the Q/A segment is, "Are you done yet?"

8. Audience begins laughing before you tell your opening joke.

7. More drool stains on conference table than usual.

6. You learn six new ways to say "you suck".

5. The guy with the giant hook edges ever closer from stage left.

4. Your projector breaks down halfway through and nobody notices.

3. You made the motivational speaker cry.

2. One emergency conference call, two fire drills, and a three-hour lunch break.

1. When you close with, "Thanks, and see you tomorrow!" your manager just laughs and shakes her head sadly.

(This one goes out to you, cranioscopical.  Mmmmwah!)

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Re: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007, 09:19:13 AM »
Fresh cakes or biscuits have gone musty due to length of presentation.  :Thmbsup:

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Re: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2007, 10:15:03 AM »
Your projector breaks down

Projector?  Projector?  What's that?
Oh, do you mean that guy who had too much to drink the night before?

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Re: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2007, 10:19:16 AM »
A projector!  :)

Projector.jpg

How do you say projector in Canadian English?

Your projector breaks down

Projector?  Projector?  What's that?
Oh, do you mean that guy who had too much to drink the night before?

cranioscopical

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Re: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2007, 03:02:52 PM »
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How do you say projector in Canadian English?

We say chalk board.

Here's an excerpt from a recent presentation of a more technically advanced kind
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The audience was lapin' it up.

Darwin

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Re: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2007, 03:57:35 PM »
You kill me, Ralf and Chris!
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin

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Re: TOP 10 Signs of a Failing Presentation
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2007, 03:59:23 PM »
Actually, this top ten resonates with me as I usually accompany my lectures with powerpoint presentations. The honest truth is that you know a presentation has failed with the multimedia accompaniment BECOMES the lecture...
"Some people have a way with words, other people,... oh... have not way" - Steve Martin