32 Reasons a PowerPoint Slide Deck is Nothing Like a Bra
Editor’s Note: Comedian Adam Lawrence recently compiled the Top 10 Reasons a PowerPoint Slide Deck is Just Like a Bra.
To prop up the debate a bit, I invited a colleague with a little more first-hand experience with both technologies to provide support to the counter-argument.
Thanks to her, here are 32 reasons a PowerPoint slide deck is nothing like a bra.
- I wear a bra every day, but could do without daily PowerPoint.
- Personally, I think most other women would benefit more from a bra than PowerPoint too.
- You can’t buy a PowerPoint slide deck off the shelf.
- There’s no such thing as a Push-up PowerPoint deck.
- There’s no such thing as a Miracle PowerPoint deck, not even from Nancy Duarte or Garr Reynolds.
- You can’t improve a bra with tips from Six Minutes, but you can improve a slide deck.
- You can’t give away your slide deck to someone who would fit it better.
- Bras don’t have annoying transition effects like “window blinds“, “newsflash”, and “fade out”.
- Bras don’t have annoying sound effects.
- It’s never a surprise when someone pulls out a PowerPoint slide deck in a business meeting.
- People will fall asleep in front of a PowerPoint slide deck.
- No one anticipates the Victoria’s Secret PowerPoint catalog.
- A bra works perfectly even if there’s no projector, screen, or laptop in the room.
- Nobody ever asks for a copy of my bra after a meeting.
- A PowerPoint slide deck is completely useless when exercising, while a bra is only somewhat useless.
- You can’t craft a bra to suit your purpose.
- Bras might be persuasive or motivational, but are rarely educational.
- The Rule of Thirds says a slide contains four “power points”;
human anatomy says a bra contains two “power points”.
- Death by PowerPoint is an overused cliche.
Death by Bra is not (yet).
- 40 point bold text on a slide deck is acceptable.
On bras? Not so much.
- Only one Nobel Peace Prize winner uses PowerPoint, but nine wear bras. (An inconvenient truth or fiction?)
- You can’t use the same slide deck all day long, day after day.
- Slide decks don’t transition well from day to evening.
- Teenagers know how to use bras, but adults still have trouble with PowerPoint.
- Your mom will usually buy your first bra for you.
- With bras, only teen-aged girls pad them with useless fluff.
- It’s socially acceptable for men to use a slide deck, as long as it’s a good one.
- PowerPoint slides look best when projected on a flat surface.
- Guy Kawasaki has no 10-20-30 rule for bras.
- Establishments that outlaw bras are labeled “trashy.”
Companies that outlaw PowerPoint are labeled “forward-thinking.”
- Your employer will likely issue you a standard slide deck in corporate colors.
- A laser pointer rarely accompanies a bra.
Can You Add One?
What differences did we miss? Or maybe you’ve got a similarity to add to the debate?