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TRIDENT UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL Module 3 Case Assignment COM301 International Communication March 11, 2012
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March 11, 2012 Letter to the Editor Mr. Thomas Feyer The New York Times 620 Eighth Avenue New York, NY 10018 Dear Mr. Feyer, In response to We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint , written by Elisabeth Bumiller on April 26, 2010, I must respond with an opposing viewpoint. There are so many articles written debating the negative effects of Microsoft PowerPoint and its use. The belief that it is an enemy to effective meetings and discussions because it just overloads the targeted audience is a misnomer. It is the presenter that fails to understand how to properly build a conducive presentation that contributes to the meeting or discussion. I believe PowerPoint can be a powerful tool in providing information, guiding discussions, and allowing for decisions. I was first introduced to PowerPoint in 1998, while stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. I was tasked to put together a PowerPoint presentation that discussed a newly developed maintenance program for the 4 th Infantry Division. It was a cumbersome task. But, once I learned how to use all the tools of the PowerPoint software, I was able to quickly and effectively build a presentation with just the right information. Since that time, I have spent many a meetings
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