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Death By PowerPoint – An Infographic

By John Rode on December 5, 2012

PowerPoint hasn’t been the “in” thing since Reagan was in the White House. In fact, a recent survey found some surprising facts regarding people using PowerPoint. More people would actually want to endure pain than face PowerPoint. What’s your pain of choice? Would you rather forgo sex tonight? Check out our animated infographic to see how you stack up (there’s music too!):


Well, 24 percent of the people surveyed would rather go to sleep tonight without any fun than use PowerPoint.

Just think about your audience every time you give a PowerPoint presentation. There’s a good chance they are asleep if they aren’t feeling the pain of death by PowerPoint.

About 55 percent of people surveyed admitted they’ve snoozed at least twice during a PowerPoint presentation.

Or perhaps you fall into one of the other. You may rather endure pain at the dentist office. About 20 percent would of participants would. Think about the fun of a free Saturday night. Approximately 18 percent of people surveyed would rather spend their Saturday night working than face PowerPoint.

And this one may make the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) excited.

Out of all the participants surveyed, 21 percent would rather do their taxes than face PowerPoint.

Please avoid death by PowerPoint. Have sex. Avoid doing taxes until tax time. Enjoy your Saturday night. Let your audience enjoy your presentation without fear of the dreaded PowerPoint.

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56 Comments »

  1. Sergey

    December 17, 2012 @ 3:32 am

    is this a joke? or you’ve made a real survey? and do the results available in open sources (if yes, could you please give me a link?)

  2. John Rode

    December 18, 2012 @ 9:37 am

    Sergey,

    This was a survey that we conducted. So, no it’s not a joke, but it is meant to be funny.

    - John

  3. Adam Garey

    December 26, 2012 @ 6:12 pm

    Hi John, I like slide rocket..I have been making slide shows for my church and yes use powerpoint…yet I have drafted some things on slide rocket.There is a learning curve and I am bumping the rails so I have to download each presentation (for S-R I create)and there is a price per dl? Thanks for the answer

  4. John Rode

    January 14, 2013 @ 9:49 am

    Hi Adam,

    If you are a SlideRocket Pro user you can download to PPT or PDF.

    - John

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