The impact will be felt worldwide.
- Presenters will no longer have the ability to project their speaker notes to their audiences.
- Audiences will no longer enjoy chasing text as it flys in from the left.
- Speakers will have to become experts in their subjects.
- Lights in meeting rooms will be needed.
- Business professionals will have to sit idle in airports waiting to board flights.
- The RANSOm NoTE slide with seven different fonts will become a thing of the past.
- Presenters will have to face their audiences and make eye contact.
- 3D effects will be limited to the real world.
- Meaningless animations and sound effects will become homeless.
- Presenters will be forced to draw attention to themselves and become "trusted advisers."
- Meaningful dialogue between the presenter and the audience may take place.
- The linear "presenter focused" presentation may change to a dynamic "audience focused" presentation.
- Millions of disengaged hours sitting in darkened rooms will be converted to productivity.
- Visual learners will be pushed to paint powerful pictures in the right hemispheres of their brains.
- Presenters will have to revert to the time-proven method of persuasion called "storytelling."
- School students will have to give book reports the old fashion way, i.e., stand in front of others and develop self-esteem.
- Only optometrists will have use of eye charts.
- People will be less likely to communicate using long bulleted lists.
Okay Mr. Gates, this is just a bit of humor. PowerPoint will continue to proliferate throughout the world. We can only hope that more presenters learn to use it as a support tool, and not a crutch.