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Tuesday, 13 November, 2007

The power of pointing out Powerpoint pap

Dr Kishore Visvanathan, the Saskatoon urologist whose Powerpoint exhaustion inspired my recent article in NRM, got from a science communication expert named , who is just doctors and other professionals with their presentation skills. She told Dr Visvanathan, in part:

It's like you enter a big messy kitchen with dirty dishes, pots, and pans stacked everywhere and someone asks you if you noticed the beautiful red design on the pie plate. Eventually you could find it among all the other dirty, stacked items and you could appreciate the beauty. However, wouldn't it have been better if the room was immaculately clean and the pie plate was prominently displayed on the counter?
Absolutely. Who doesn't like a clean pie plate? Or, for that matter, a clean Powerpoint?

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