The Successful Presenter

Communicate When It Counts

Ditch the Progress Bar & Buy an Alarm Clock

I saw an interesting online discussion recently that started with:

“We are preparing a long presentation to introduce Windows 7 and Office 2010 features. We are using PPT 2010. We would like our slides to have a progress bar to indicate the progress of our show.”

I couldn’t stop myself from thinking that, instead of a progress bar, an alarm clock might be more valuable.

What do you think? Good idea? Or not?