Using technobabble to sound cool

Jargonicious! A plea for simplicity… The ingenious (and totally fictitious) “Turbo Encabulator” video has long been used to warn against the use of technobabble. It has a fascinating history, which includes this Oscar-worthy 1977 performance¬†by Bud Haggart:   What’s the lesson? Avoid confusing jargon in your presentations. Be conscious of your audience and sensitive toContinue reading “Using technobabble to sound cool”

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Mis-heard lyrics: The magic of mondegreens

‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy: The Magic of Mondegreens…   Ever sing a song aloud, certain you’re belting out the right lyrics, only to find out that you are signing the wrong words altogether?¬† You know what I’m talking about… Imitating Jimi Hendrix’s “Purple Haze,” you belt out…”‘Scuse me while I kiss thisContinue reading “Mis-heard lyrics: The magic of mondegreens”

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PowerPoint – Oh, How Far We’ve Come?

This 3-minute gem illustrates the painful mistakes every presenter makes at one point in their PowerPoint presenting life. C’mon, admit it, you haven’t always achieved Presentation Zen… What’s your example?  

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