« Financial crisis simplified (a whiteboard presentation) | Main | Cutting the crap: an important tenet of good storytelling and good design »

October 12, 2008

Comments

Michael Sporer

It can't get much clearer than that! What ever happened to safeguards and systemic guidelines to control such criminal greed? If the system lets it happen, don't be shocked when it finally does happen. Now, all of us pay it!

Stick figures can have an impact, Garr. Rough, but very functional and instructive.

Jan Schultink

I wonder who created this presentation 7 months ago. Is it the "guest" who uploaded the slides to slideshare?

Art Johnson

Classic! Thanks for sharing.

Alan Schmitt

What I find amazing is that I have already received a French translation of this presentation (I am French) twice last week! It is clearly going around...

Alan

EX-READER

As a reader to Presentation Zen some times, I've noticed this site is getting really politcal. I think I'll find other presentation blogs. It has been fun to read.

Phillip Kerman

Sorry, but this is an example how plain text is superior than text with images... when the images add almost nothing to the message. There are only 5 images--and 4 if you count the money-in-the-garbage only once.

I totally believe in visual communication, but this just doesn't serve it well.

Garr

> As a reader to Presentation Zen some times, I've noticed this site is getting really politcal.

This is "really political?" It's the biggest story in the world right now. Should I ignore good speeches and good examples, etc. just because the content is related to important world events? And how would a discussion about the financial crisis offend one's political sensibilities?

I did not mean to offend anyone, but I am not sure how the blog has become "really political." True, I have highlighted the US prez. candidates last month in terms of their speeches. Oh well... c'est la vie.

Toomasz

Hi Garr, I've been lurking here since year and a half. Just to balance ex-reader's post I want to thank you for all work you sharing with us here. I started to use powerpoint regularly some 2 years ago for teaching political advertising (which is highly visual, and just like billboards one could find some inspiration in it to make better powerpoint presentations). I worked with ppt because it seemed most convinient way to emmbed videos and show them to students but then Dark Side start to work on me and I added more and more text. I knew that something was wrong after first semester and started to look for some help and fresh ideas. I found your blog and that was it. Really, really inspiring. Changed my approach in a really ZEN or Kaizen way.

Thanks Garr and I await your book in Polish.

Toomasz

Susan

I had to squint to see this.

Phillip Kerman

@Susan click the little "full screen" button

Financial Crisis

So simple but even it describes the point deeply. And I love the descriptive humor. Great job.

vibram five fingers shoes

Hi Garr, I've been lurking here since year and a half. Just to balance ex-reader's post I want to thank you for all work you sharing with us here. I started to use powerpoint regularly some 2 years ago for

Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Working...
Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.

Working...

Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name and email address are required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Search this blog

Get the books

TEDx Talks




Subscribe

Your email address:


Powered by FeedBlitz

Twitter Updates

    follow me on Twitter

    .