Tomorrow I get to give a presentation to Danny Sabbah, General Manager of Rational Software.
That’s MISTER Rational to you, bucko.
I’ve slaved and panicked more over these three pathetic PowerPoint slides than I have over any other presentation in my whole, pathetic, Power Point-hating life. (Although the Biz Tech preso in Somers for Hack Day was pretty intense, with Irving W and other dignitaries in the audience.)
I hate PowerPoint.
I hate making slides.
I know next to NOTHING about PowerPoint. My boss reviewed my first cut of slides, where I had
stolen borrowed some nifty graphics from one of my peeps’ slides, and said “I don’t like the build-out on slide 4.”
“Build-out”?!?! What the hell is a “build-out”!?!?!
Then my boss’ boss suggested checkmarks for bullets. I swear to God, I had no checkmarks ANYWHERE in PowerPoint. Format bullets didn’t work, I couldn’t find a checkmark in my magical set of fonts, NOTHING. My boss told me where to look. I told him it wasn’t there. He found the checkmarks in seconds.
I’ve been wandering the house tonight, mumbling to myself as I rehearse.
I still need to pick out something to wear BESIDES the patched jeans, Red Sox sweatshirt, and unmatched socks which is my usual workaday uniform.
And yes, you can bet I’ll figure out a way to work Hack Day in there somehow…