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Create better presentations by not blaming PowerPoint

People complain about PowerPoint so frequently that it has become one of the great clichés of the business world. People lament suffering though PowerPoint decks, and even the Army has made some moves toward cutting back on this near-ubiquitous tool.

But PowerPoint isn't the problem -- no more than your oven is at fault for a bad meal or your car is at fault for a bad job of parallel parking. If you're in the habit of blaming your own tools, then it might be time to improve the way you wield PowerPoint.

That's the message of this down-to-earth presentation by Ed Fidgeon Kavanagh of the design firm

This slideshow doesn't really have a lot to say that you didn't already know, if you really think about it, but this is a wake-up call to take responsibility for your PowerPoint presentations. You have the power to do better. Ready to start? Here are some excellent tips and tricks to help you hone your very next PowerPoint presentation:

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