quote by James Mattis

PowerPoint makes us stupid.

— James Mattis

Successful Powerpoint quotations

I hate the way people use slide presentations instead of thinking.

People would confront a problem by creating a presentation. I wanted them to engage, to hash things out at the table, rather than show a bunch of slides. People who know what they're talking about don't need PowerPoint.

The most used program in computers and education is PowerPoint.

What are you learning about the nature of the medium by knowing how do to a great PowerPoint presentation? Nothing. It certainly doesnt teach you how to think critically about living in a culture of simulation.

When I was 14 -years-old, I made this PowerPoint presentation, and I invited my parents into my room and gave them popcorn. It was called 'Project Hollywood 2004' and it worked. I moved to L.A. in January of 2004.

Work hard, but make time for your love, family and friends.

Nobody remembers PowerPoint presentations on your final day

PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings. But using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table: You can do very bad things with it.

Using PowerPoint is like having a loaded AK-47 on the table.

People who know what they’re talking about don’t need PowerPoint.

Nothing stands for content-free corporate bullshit quite like PowerPoint.

And that's just scratching the surface.

At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how good your PowerPoint slides are or your strategy or concept. What it really comes down to is your team. How motivated and willing are they to reinvent your organization and how much do they understand the evolving consumer need?

Humans simply aren’t moved to action by 'data dumps,' dense PowerPoint slides, or spreadsheets packed with figures. People are moved by emotion. The best way to emotionally connect other people to our agenda begins with “Once upon a time

If anything, Powerpoint, if used well, would ideally reflect the way we think.

I hate the way people use PowerPoints instead of thinking

You cannot switch teachers on and off as if they were PowerPoint presentations.

PowerPoint presentations too often resemble a school play - very loud, very slow, and very simple.

Power corrupts, and PowerPoint corrupts absolutely.

If you like overheads, you'll love PowerPoint.

I am not one of the new media experts working all the time with my computers and the PowerPoint's and things of that sort. So, I'm an old fashioned still in this regard but these are the moment where I really can be creative, if I am, to be left alone with just a book and piece of paper and to be thinking.

A simple MS Word document, or a Powerpoint presentation, has its limits, particularly the unpredictability in how the page will actually display. With a PDF, you are locking down all those variables.

My belief is that PowerPoint doesn't kill meetings. People kill meetings.

There are many true statements about complex topics that are too long to fit on a PowerPoint slide.

The less attractive the character, the more I enjoyed writing them.

Officious bureaucrats and PowerPoint weasels are where it's at for me.

PowerPoint is the Rodney Dangerfield of software. It gets no respect.

Vision isn't a template in PowerPoint.

Let me just say that, if you ever have the choice of putting your words in powerpoint or having them carved into 30-foot high marble, I'd say go for the marble.

PowerPoint presentations, the cesspool of data visualization that Microsoft has visited upon the earth. PowerPoint, indeed, is a cautionary tale in our emerging data literacy. It shows that tools matter: Good ones help us think well and bad ones do the opposite. Ever since it was first released in 1990, PowerPoint has become an omnipresent tool for showing charts and info during corporate presentations.

I was the type of person that would show a PowerPoint presentation about why I should do something versus crying and screaming over it.

If you'd put it in a Powerpoint deck don't put it in your ad

The resistance is the voice in your head telling you to use bullets in your PowerPoint slides...It’s the voice that tells you to leave controversial ideas out of the paper you’re writing, because the teacher won’t like them. The resistance pushes relentlessly for you to fit in.

Vitellius would've given Percy an hour-long lecture on the subject, probably with a PowerPoint presentation.

...I took Advanced PowerPoint last semester. You guys are always misunderestimating me. I'm totally ready to handle the big stuff.

PowerPoint is like being trapped in the style of early Egyptian flatland cartoons rather than using the more effective tools of Renaissance visual representation.