PowerPoint Karaoke is where a person volunteers (or volunteered) to get in front of a group of people to speak for 3-5 minutes to 10 PowerPoint slides they have never seen before. Sounds fun for the audience right? Believe it or not It is even more fun for the presenter.
The slides are created to be funny and stump the person making the result entertaining and a challenge to try to speak a compelling and consistent themed presentation. I first saw PowerPoint Karaoke a few years ago at an Ignite event and it was amazing and so much fun. Our Autodesk Lake Oswego Oregon office will be holding a PowerPoint Karaoke next Monday afternoon and you can contribute to the hilarity with suggesting slides or images for us to use and ambush presenters.
The presenter shall NOT see the presentation slides in advance.
The presenter delivers each slide in succession without skipping slides or going back.
The presentation time shall be limited to 3 minutes and ~10 slides.
Weaving positive Autodesk topics into the presentation will get you bonus points.
The speech must be related to the PowerPoint slides. General nonsense and comedic mayhem is not allowed.
The jury shall have a sense of humor.
Games will judged by a panel or by popular vote.
Content and Credibility
Poise and Gestures
Flow (minimal pauses and stammering)
Getting through all the slides!
Some fun ideas of slide content that might just explain daily life here at Autodesk.
Do you have some funny images to suggest using in the PowerPoint Karaoke? Email me images or links,but they must not be copyright and also G-rated.
No more Death by PowerPoint, instead it will be Laughs by PowerPoint. This might be something really fun to try sometime at Autodesk University where PowerPoint can be overwhelming after a few days.