death by PowerPoint

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death by PowerPoint (usually uncountable, plural deaths by PowerPoint)

  1. The boredom of a dull PowerPoint presentation, normally consisting of simple bulleted lists and conventional graphics.
    • 2000, David Greenberg, Avoiding Death by PowerPoint, 45 Proven Strategies to Breathe Life Into Dull Presentations, Goldleaf Publications, →ISBN, illustrated.
    • 2000, Dave Meier, The Accelerated Learning Handbook, A Creative Guide to Designing and Delivering Faster, More Effective Training Programs, McGraw-Hill Professional, →ISBN, illustrated, page 180:
      In corporations, death by overhead has been replaced by death by PowerPoint. Nothing has changed but the technology.
    • 2007, Rob Waite, “Real-World Story No. 18”, The Lost Art of General Management, inc. (publisher), →ISBN, page 74:
      We’ve all endured them ... PowerPoint presentations that drone on forever. I call this “Death by PowerPoint.”
      One of my near-death-by-PowerPoint experiences occurred in Newfoundland, Canada.
    • 2008, Mary Civiello and Arlene Matthews, Communication Counts, Business Presentations for Busy People, Safari Books Online, John Wiley and Sons, →ISBN, illustrated, page 132:
      And, as audience members, we have all experienced death by PowerPoint, the comatose state that results from being subjected to one stultifying slide after another.
    • 2010, Jo Owen, The Death of Modern Management, How to Lead in the New World Disorder, John Wiley and Sons, →ISBN, illustrated, chapter 9, unpaged:
      Where a 10-page presentation with one or two charts would have been acceptable before, now we all suffer from death by PowerPoint.