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    July 25th, 2008

    ♫And nobody does it better
    Makes me feel sad for the rest.
    Nobody does it half as good as you.
    Baby, baby, darling you’re the best…♫

    Words by Carole Bayer Sager, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, performed by Carly Simon.

    There is an interesting collaboration going on at:  http://blog.slideshare.net/2008/07/14/one-user-one-day-one-slide-presentation-design-tennis-at-slideshare.

    It is an experiment – in collaborative creativity, built around PowerPoints.

    Now all of us have had to be subjected to excruciatingly bad PowerPoints at one time or another .. so bad in fact that the words of Garrison Keillor come to mind from “A Young Lutheran’s Guide to the Orchestra” where he stated:  “Of all the people who have died at concerts, most of them keeled over during big trumpet solos. And most of them were glad to go.”  At times I feel the same way with bad PowerPoints!

    But this site is different – amazingly different.  Some of the presentations are so good and so cool they will never let you look at your presentations in the same way again.  They will leave you in awe on the creativity and thought that others can put into their PowerPoint presentations.  It is well worth a visit – now and every time you have to prepare a PowerPoint. I know I will be going back to it over and over again.

    A hat tip to Connie Crosby for pointing this out to me on Twitter.  I can’t wait to see a PowerPoint presentation by Connie since her slide about community won Presentation Tennis Day 11!  Baby, baby, darling  you’re the best!

    This entry was posted on Friday, July 25th, 2008 at 10:14 am and is filed under Adding Value, Business Development, Issues facing Law Firms, Technology, Trends. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed. You can leave a response, or trackback from your own site.

    2 Responses to “Spice up that PowerPoint!”
    1. Connie Crosby Says:

      Dave:

      I’m so glad you enjoyed the Presentation Design Tennis slides (so far). There are still a few days to go. If you or your readers have a great slide talking about community, I encourage you to sign up and submit it. The Slideshare website is a fabulous international site that really inspires me.

      My secret weapon in creating great PowerPoints is…to not use PowerPoint. I’m in love with Keynote software which I use on my Macbook Pro (one of the main reasons why I sprang for a mac last year). It is slick and easy to use, and allows me to convert my presentations into PowerPoint, PDF, Word and other formats.

      Cheers,
      Connie

    2. admin Says:

      Connie:

      AHA! The deep secret is out! Another Mac convert! I am starting to feel like ‘Resistance is futile – you WILL be assimilated!’

      Thanks for drawing this to my attention. Now I feel like I have to rework my upcoming presentations in August at ABA Annual in New York City and at CBA Annual in Quebec!

      Cheers,

      Dave

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