Wednesday, 20 May 2009

What is presentation ‘clutter’?

PowerPoint slides, jokes, data,

Waffle, jargon, handouts (paper),

Anecdotes with no punchline,

Or point to help you underline,


Music, graphics, sound effects

That do not support the text,

Images that make no sense

Or patronise the audience


Graphs and charts of pie or venn

The thoughts of Chairman Mao or Zen

Buddhists when your thoughts would do

And clear conclusions reasoned to.


So in short a simple story

Beginning, middle, end no more,

With key factors pointed out

With evidence that leaves no doubt


You've thought things through from every side

So all we do is just decide

A yes / no / maybe decision

Not we don't understand- Derision

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