Jul 10, 2012

"Can you forget the slides and tell me the story?"

Mr. B is making a presentation. He is sharing a brief story with his audience. His audience consists of five people. He has only 5 slides and each slide just has two sentences (no images). After his very brief presentation, the CEO says, "I did not understand anything. Can you forget the slides and tell me the story?"


This is a true incident. It just goes to show that we are being ruled by our own software. If you have a small 5 minute story to tell, do you really need a PPT? It is better if you stand up and narrate it. The audience will love you for that.