Presentations to inspire you

This blog is sometimes accused of being too cynical about, well, everything. My first response is that there’s a lot to be negative about, but occasionally I like to inspire rather than criticise.

My post abut the excellent publicity video for the Retro Encabulator has proved to be an inspiration for Talknormalisers everywhere, and some readers have pointed out that the story does not stop there, as the technology was enhanced and licensed, eventually becoming the Turbo Encabulator. Those of you who worked in Chrysler dealerships will be familiar with it.

You can keep your Steve Jobs. If you’re looking for a difficult presentation done well, check out the videos, still some of the best examples of how to make sense of difficult technology. This was a simpler age: there’s not a PowerPoint slide in sight, but I feel the presenter captures something that today’s tech keynotes strive for, but miss.

If that’s not clear enough, it’s explained in more detail here:

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1 Response to “Presentations to inspire you”


  1. 1 Brett Hetherington December 12, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I’m going out to get one right now!

    Strangely though, he does have a reassuring and pleasant voice.

    “Sinasoidal deplenaration?” Yes, I have experienced this problem.

    “For the purposes of obscurity…” Mmmm. Got me there too.


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