The everyday powerpoint massacre
Everyone knows them, everyone makes them, everyone hates them: Whether a meeting, a lecture or a wedding party - Powerpoint presentations seem compulsorily indispensable. But how would our history be without presentation? A thought game.
No doubt, the everyday powerpoint massacre in offices and meeting rooms is already bizarre. Around 30 Millions of times worldwide, the Beamerlichtlein goes on a day - and not infrequently, the Lichtlein goes out the same at the audience.
What happened if?
This provides an opportunity for a mind game: what if?
- If Santa Claus beams his gift strategy before he brings it?
- If Edmund Stoiber had enforced the Transrapid in the speed of light with a beamer?
- If Columbus had convinced of the Spanish queen with bullet points?
- If Jesus Christ had presented the Sermon on the Mount through a workflow diagram?
Columbus - the inventor of the pitch presentation
Columbus has discovered America. Do you say so. In reality, he invented the pitch presentation - or in German: the competition presentation. For his project "Shorter Sea Route to India and China," he has successively presented three possible clients: first Portugal, then Spain and almost also France.
Only after five years of tough and repeated presentation did he finally persuade the Spanish royal couple Isabella and Ferdinand II to finance the project. Mind you: He did it without slides.
What would have happened if he had been able to throw the beamer? Would Isabella have first fallen into the audience growth or her husband? Had the project failed because of the personal presence of the protagonist? Had America never been discovered, would Columbus have worked with charts? And if Powerpoint had never been invented - in the absence of America?
In the semblance of the saint - the pope presents
Someone once again said that the Catholic Church was not progressive. Just like his predecessor, Pope Francis signed up for Twitter a few days after his election in order to talk to the people of today. Around 166.000 sheep - known in professional circles as "followers" - the shepherd rallied in just two days.
Also on the Videoportal Youtube, the Vatican is present with 80.000 subscribers. One can see: apart from the pallium stole and the Fischerring, one of the insignia of the pope today is probably the ENTER key of the computer.
Urbi et Orbi with Powerpoint?
One wonders: Which blessed technology will the Pope use next? Idea: The blessing "Urbi et orbi", which is donated to Easter and Christmas and after each election to the pope, supported by corresponding charts.
After all, more than 100 TV stations broadcast the event in 70 countries of the earth. This is exciting because the bullet point of the original blessing for bullet points seems made! Or should we pray the head of the Catholic Church not to do it?
84 percent of all lectures are aimed at the public
The resolution of the little guessing game in the introduction above comes from the Wall Street Journal. The US-Wirtschaftsblatt conducted a survey among American managers years ago. Result: Around 84 percent of all lectures are aimed at the public.
Maybe it's because around the world there are around 30 million slide presentations every day. You remember? These are those lectures in which one sits in the dark, the speaker stands somewhere at the side - in the shadow of his own presentation. There he often reads what is already on the wall anyway to read.
From Trapattoni to the Stone Age
One does not perceive the person in front and rather dreams in the memory of the last beach holiday. A better anesthetic for an audience, there are hardly. At the same time football dervish Giovanni Trapattoni beamed around as well as a highly innovative Stone Age man.
Hardly any speech has impressed the German football fans as the only three-minute talk by the Italian coach Giovanni Trapattoni in the year 1998. Mediterranean temperament and pent up anger after team internal Criticism At Trapattoni's press conference prompted a plea for more professionalism of the players.
Bottle empty - soberly applied
In the press, the football teacher was euphorically celebrated for his sometimes difficult to understand words. His comparison of some footballers with empty bottles is legendary. The closing words "I've finished" even made it into the finals for the word of the year 1998 and was used by political opponents of the then Chancellor Gerhard Schröder to stick it over his election posters.
Would his speech have triggered the same medial "La Ola" wave, if sober slides had been presented? When the proud "I finished" became a dull "thank you for your attention"?
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