Don’t be fooled by the name. There is no implied or real power in PowerPoint. It’s just a clever name. Would so many presenters have been as easily seduced if the product was named FoolsPoint, LoserPoint or BoringPoint?
PowerPoint is software that is easy to use. So, many presenters make the mistake of relying on the software instead of preparing an effective presentation. The next mistake they make is assuming that the PowerPoint slides are the presentation, so they don’t bother to improve their own presentation skills. They expect the software to present for them.
Microsoft put one over the whole presentation world by naming it PowerPoint.
So, let's have some fun and suggest a realist name for the scurge "once known as PowerPoint".
Executive Speech Coach, Business presentation tips from George Torok, the Speech Coach for Executives.