#MedEd Musings #1: How Not to do A Powerpoint Presentation

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A wonderfully done powerpoint presentation on how not to do a powerpoint presentation! Done by the comedian Don McMillan, this seems to be quite some time old, but I must say, although technology has improved down the ages, and Microsoft has added more and more bells and whistles to MS-Powerpoint with each new version of MS-Office, the human errors have stuck on more or less at the same level!

Hat tip: Boing Boing

Skeptic Oslerphile, Scientist at the Indian Council of Medical Research, National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases. Interests include: Emerging Infections, Public Health, Antimicrobial Resistance, One Health and Zoonoses, Diarrheal Diseases, Medical Education, Medical History, Open Access, Healthcare Social Media and Health2.0. Opinions are my own!

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  1. […] So, one of my pet peeves is on doing proper powerpoint presentations. Having sat through numerous lectures during the six years in medical school, I have been subjected to more than my fair share of powerpoint oppression. I have this fantasy, that one day, I will be on the other side of the podium and do the thing right. Anyways. So, I end up watching a lot of how-to, how-not-t videos and stuff about powerpoint presentations! I posted one of the how-not-to videos a few days ago. Check it out HERE. […]

  2. […] Presentation (S)Kills Posted on December 5, 2010 by Dr. Skeptic So, one of my pet peeves is on doing proper powerpoint presentations. Having sat through numerous lectures during the six years in medical school, I have been subjected to more than my fair share of powerpoint oppression. I have this fantasy, that one day, I will be on the other side of the podium and do the thing right. Anyways. So, I end up watching a lot of how-to, how-not-t videos and stuff about powerpoint presentations! I posted one of the how-not-to videos a few days ago. Check it out HERE. […]

  3. Whilst PowerPoint can constitute a good resource, I think that it’s far too easily abused. I enjoy its efficiency where certain lectures are concerned – it’s a great tool for readily sharing visuals and tidbits of text that add to what one is saying. However, there is a place for it; often times, people use it ineffectively, somehow thinking it to be integral to any good presentation. I’m incapable of fashioning useful slides, too – it’s almost an art, one could say.

    Haha, interestingly, a professor that my mother works with is secretly termed “Death by PowerPoint” by his colleagues – apparently, he does all of the above 😀

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