Don’t be fooled by the name. Just because of the name – there is no implied power in PowerPoint. FFPOWER does not convey power. Have you noticed how many use PowerPoint and do not have power? That should be your first clue. If everyone is doing it – it is not powerful. Did you notice how quickly the Macarena faded once vice president Al Gore did it?
PowerPoint is easy-to-use software. It seduces you into believing that your presentation is all about nice graphics. That is your second mistake. If it appears to be too easy – it is not powerful.
The third deception is that a bad presenter can hide behind their PowerPoint presentation. If you think that, shame on you! If you were a bad golfer do you really believe that expensive clubs or a Nike cap (like Tiger Woods wears) would make you a great golfer? If you could not ice skate would you offer to play in the Stanley cup just because you got new skates? Of course not. Don’t make that mistake with presentation skills. Hone the fundamental skills.
Power comes from within you
The only power that counts in your presentation and everything you do is the power that comes from within you. That is real power. That is recognizable power. That is power that enables you to make things happen.
This is real power because no one can take it away from you. They can admire it and covet it but they cannot take it away from you. That is what makes you powerful.