Category Archive: Serious jokes

Serious joke about Powerpoint or Keynotes presentations

Oct 14

11 best quotes about live powerpoint presentations by Seth Godin

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Seven years ago (2004 as far as I remember), Seth Godin published an ebook about how to create amazing Powerpoint presentations. His ‘6 words a slide rule’ became famous:  “No more than six words on a slide. EVER” He has been inspiring a lot of us. Even the best of us, like Garr Reynolds, Nancy …

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Oct 06

12 lessons from Steve Jobs, visionary CEO and master in sales presentations

Steve Jobs master in sales presentations

Steve Jobs passed away today.  The world has lost a genius. The business world has lost an inspiring CEO. And we have lost a true master in sales presentations. This morning Seth Godin said: “It’s one thing to miss someone, to feel a void when they’re gone. It’s another to do something with their legacy, …

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Jul 05

Annual meetings bombarding people with Powerpoint work!

Powerpoint presentation and annual meeting

Estimated Money Destruction=600 000 euros to 2 million euros per company per year. Once a year medium and big companies organize annual meetings were salespeople, managers and leaders from all over the world are flown to a single location to spend a few days getting up to date with the latest news. Those companies of …

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Apr 27

What if NASA had not used PowerPoint in 2003?

Effective sales tools : three sales tools

Would the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster have been avoided? It has become popular to knock PowerPoint, especially the type of boring presentation that leads to Death by PowerPoint, where the sales rep scrolls through slide after slide that no-one can read but that serve as a prompter, each item marked by a bullet point from …

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Apr 25

15 minutes of infamy

15 minutes of infamy - Platoon

Let’s go back in time to 1987… A quarter of a century ago already. Remember… Legendary dancer Fred Astaire died that year in Hollywood. “Star Trek: The Next Generation” made its debut on syndicated TV. “Platoon,” Paul Newman and Marlee Matlin were the winners at the 59th Academy Awards. The young Garry Kasparov beat Anatoly …

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Apr 20

If sales people were to use PowerPoint or KeyNotes to present Usain Bolt …

Lighting Bolt and effective sales presentation

If sales people were to use PowerPoint or KeyNotes to present Usain Bolt… … they would undoubtedly come up with a slide like this: Imagine a sales rep then commenting on the slide: he or she has no choice but to say what is written on the slide, since everything is there! The problem is …

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