http://t.co/zvf15LY9GV shots fired @MoreBrainz
— Bryan Mittelstadt (@bmittel12) May 1, 2014
1. The Mikey -- The Gut-Level "NO."
- I don't find this very accurate.
- These tips are actually awful. Do not use these.
- these seem like terrible suggestions.... i'm really hoping this is satirical...
- This is so so so wrong.
- This is very cringe-worthy
- I think this is one of those sarcastic "helpful" posters. Because of how wrong it is.
- Downvoting because none of this is accurate...
- This is fucking terrible. Urgh.
- Yeah...im going to down vote this because it is wrong...
- Yeah no this is not good.
- I'm going to ignore everything that was just said here.
2. The Venkman EngiBusiTary -- The "Trust Me, I'm a scientist," the "Trust Me, I'm an MBA," and the "Trust Me, I'm in the Military" Trick
- Sometimes you need charts. Maybe this is appropriate to a marketing scenario, but in an actual business environment, it's bullshit.
- Most of this does not apply to sciences. I wish we didn't have to do bullet points, but you can't really avoid it!
- As an A/V tech who has seen many good and bad presentations, don't use these tips
- Yeah this is pretty much all wrong. in what kind of business or work presentation are you telling a story
- I've been in business for years now, and I disagree with 90% of these statements.. Just sayin' :-)
- I can tell you first hand the above is incorrect. - VP, Reporting
- As a PhD student none of this is true :/
- This is the exact opposite of what they taught me in business school
- As an engineer, what the hell? What is this madness?
- As a person who works in consulting and makes decks for a living, most of this is wrong.
- This person has never seen a Navy Powerpoint presentation.
- As an intel analyst in the army, I dont really agree with this
- This is clearly not meant for any kind of scientific presentation. I would have been laughed out of class if gave a presentation like this.
- yeah... this fails from the start. I got to study how to make presentations to clients in college, bullet points are your best friend.
- As a military member who gives lots of presentations, the Colonel will throw you out of the room if you follow any of this.
- In the small world of Academic presentations. All of this is wrong.
- Perfect tips for someone still in school. Not for work.
- Sounds like something an arts major would put together.
- Somewhere, in my favorites, are a bunch of academic tips I'll never read.
- So have you ever given a presentation in a workplace environment, or....?
- I am an academician with strong feelings about this! RAWR!
- yea this is great advice if you're in college and giving an hour long presentation to a bored lecture hall
Instead we'll be the cool kid who'd just read the speech word-for-word with a sneer to communicate how much cooler he was than that crap, the cool kid who eventually decided that pantsing nerds didn't pay and managed to get Cs through a haze of frat parties and graduate college with a business degree. Then we'll critique the nerds when they dare tell us what to do in between bouts of playing fantasy football and browsing collegehumor.com on our next gen brushed metallic smartphones. See, I can revert to stereotypes, too. Not fair or helpful, is it?
4. The Alanis -- The Irony Pounce
- Dripping with irony, this 10 point slide breaks its own rules.
- -1 Super contradictory. The audience should be able to understand the slide in seconds, but don't use bullet points?
- Whoever made this, clearly doesnt know about the 30pt rule either...
- Ironically, I saw the amount of text and useless graphics and skipped straight to the comments.
Why Does This Matter?
to be continued....