Kevin English gets beaten up for not having a PowerPoint display at the Michigan Management Briefing Seminar (“2001 Plastic Globes keep world spinning,” Dec. 17, Page 6)?! Perhaps his speech was early in the morning and revelers from the previous night were seeking relief via the typically dimmed PowerPoint lights.
I did not have the pleasure of hearing Mr. English speak, but I am sure that it must have been shocking to the audience that Mr. English's comments could have had some spontaneity. The intense and overwhelming fear in the faces of salespeople who show a PowerPoint presentation and are then are asked questions that are “off topic” is sad. PowerPoint has become a crutch for the creatively challenged.
Brentwood Plastics Inc.