Courtesy of Thomas Otter I saw this on YouTube
Last week, as we visited vendors in India I wondered why the client and I were exhausted. The PPT files we got copies of total over 60 mb.
I read somewhere McKinsey had created over 12, 500 PPT slides for a consulting client. Forget the mental exhaustion. Think of the financial fatigue at their rates -)
Of course, if you have seen Gartner presentations, we were trained to not have much white space on any slide. Plus the printed speaker notes covered other dimensions of the topic at hand. And if you were an analyst worth your salt, your speech talked about things other than that in the picture or the notes. Trying triangulating that. Oh, did I mention we were encouraged to use lots of TLAs?
Of course, the antidote to PPT - before and after, get a big sugar fix with a slice of Death by Chocolate