Will decreasing the number of boring presentations help the global economy?
Absolutely, according to Matthias Poehm, a veteran public speaking educator and founder of the Anti-Power Point Party, a group formed in Switzerland this week.
Poehm claims the economic damage from boring presentations—just due to spending on hourly wages each year—totals US$500 billion worldwide.
While blaming the popular slide presentation software is over simplifying the problem—PowerPoint can be used effectively and in non-boring ways and non-PowerPoint presentations can easily be boring as well—Poehm could potentially lead a national PowerPoint ban.
According to TG Daily, if Poehm gathers 100,000 signatures, a referendum to ban the software could be put to the people. At that point (ehem), would presentations then somehow become automatically enjoyable?