PPT is variously described as a Microsoft software program. The functionality is presumed. PPT is a multimedia software tool to enhance the capability of the speaker in a emphatic and creative way, he proposes to take, to communicate his thoughts and ideas.
Over the years creativity has taken a back seat and it has become more akin to crutches to which large number of speakers latch onto. The dependence is even more suicidal, if the speaker is making a sales or a promotional pitch on a presentation dished out to him by his company.
Today PPT has become a mechanical tool, rather than a value add for the speaker, fulfilling the documentation needs of the business enterprise, training mandatory requirements or the conference / workshop primary needs. Originality, application of mind and creativity of a powerful tool is completely lost in the process.
There are lot of SOPs abound in the public domain, about the number of bullet points per slide, the font size et al, which vast majority of speakers somehow feel forced to follow, adding to further denigration of the tool itself and immense impact value, it can have for the audience and the comfort and benefit to the speaker.
The utility of any tool depends on how imaginatively the tool is utilised. The smooth flow of ideas in the narrative and getting the message imprinted on the audience mind is the killer.
THE IMMENSE POTENTIAL OF THE PPT CAN TRANSFORM OUR BUSINESS AND TRAINING COMMUNICATION, IF USED WISELY.