Trainer pulls down the screen and turns on the projector. And the trainer is busy fetching the PowerPoint Presentation, favorite to all?, Everyone in a Big Ballroom is sitting and waiting for training to start. And someone shouts Sir/Madam, PPT is not visible. Trainer turns-off some more lights and draws every curtains in the room available to make it visible to the last guy/girl in the room. So the mood is set, and you can go off to sleep. But, wait, Oh My God!!! The PPT is not Working. The Technician, Electrician and Every guy in the room try their luck shakes off the wire, projector and laptop to make it right. There you go, nothings working, it’s the ‘Death Of PPT’. As you read this, let’s maintain 2-minute silence for what just happened.
Here is a happy side of the story. PPT is working and working fine, lights are dim, trainer is busy reading from PPT and occasionally looking at participants. Some are making notes and few are dosing off; at the end of session, trainer has completed 102 slides for the day. Few woke up just now, few are clueless, more are confused and this is ‘Death By PPT’. And this time just a 2-minute silence will not matter. What matters is 2-minute reflection as to what just happened now.
Death by PPT or Death of PPT, Are You Caught Between These Two? Has this ever happened to you? How much are you dependent on PPT? What happens when the PPT is not there or not working?
Did you know, you can make training more learning centric by using no/less PPT? How many times are guilty for not completing syllabus by end of the day? Did you know, Visual Aid can be created by other means of training techniques? In the last 5 years how many training have you done without a PPT? If the answer is ‘0’ or ‘few’, then continue reading.
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