July 7, 2011 by USA Post
Powerpoint Ban, Very few of us really love PowerPoint, presentation software very accessible and infamous soft-published by Microsoft. But again, some of us do not like the program enough to start a political party dedicated to the prohibition of PowerPoint and rid the world of insidious control. So, people – earlier this week, a group of Swiss citizens gathered under the banner of anti-party power point, or APPP, hoping to “lower the number of presentations around the world boring.”
“I have a working principle that always helps me: I do not want to be right, I just want the best outcome,” founder Matthias Poehm APPP writes in a statement (mostly grammatically correct). “More than 14 years of training in public speaking I noticed that the flip-chart using PowerPoint beats in 95 of 100 cases. This is not an illusion on my part, but experience has proven.” Therefore: PowerPoint, flipchart in.
Poehm stresses that does not have to hate PowerPoint. However, it takes seriously the APPP, whom he sees as a viable way to draw attention to the nascent movement. Attendees of the PowerPoint presentations are often later felt that his presence was “useless,” said Poehm (properly). Besides, he says, because PowerPoint presentations to keep employees out of his office, the real economic damage are often inflicted on employers.
“The party estimates that the hourly wages of workers only result in the suffering of annual economic damage of 350 million euros [$ 500 million and] around the world,” the statement said APPP. Poehm can know what he’s talking – having worked as a public speaking coach for over a decade (hat tip to TG Daily that bit of information), which has undoubtedly seen thousands of faces in shock for workers turn gray with boredom.
But is not everything against what is really a business PowerPoint quixotic? Not necessarily. “The mission of Poehm may seem trivial – but it’s something else,” says Emma Woolacott TG Daily. “The Swiss are very interested in their referendums, and if Poehm can gather 100,000 signatures, you can get a call. The voters would be able to prohibit the use of PowerPoint thought the country.” Democracy! It’s awesome.
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