How to choke your audience to death

Walking into my building today, I noticed that a common area in the lobby had been set up for an early morning presentation. We all know there are many tricks to making sure your audience remains alert and engaged during a such a presentation. The most effective? Free danishes, muffins and coffee. Nothing like free food to fill the bleacher seats.

The least effective? Stick an old-school overhead projector square and centre in the seating plan.

Nothing better personifies yawn-stifling boredom than a presenter unpacking a binder full of laminated eight year-old Lotus Graphics slides.

Oh. An extension pointer might make it worse.