I’m sitting on a plane and the man next to me is creating a PowerPoint presentation. I’m not entirely sure what the purpose of his presentation is but the slides look dull and boring and laden with details and information.
Sure, he’s using bullet points and the occasional graphic but his slides aren’t interesting or visually appealing. Plus, his presentation is black on white (think overhead slide) and he is also showing some revenue and expense figures similar to a balance sheet.
I resisted the compelling desire to lean over and say, “Dude, you really need to spice up that presentation.”
The vast majority of sales presentations I have watched, attended and been subjected to miss the mark, especially when people use PowerPoint.