Powerpoint Ranger


August 26, 2013 |

(sung to the tune of “The Green Beret”) Requests are made from day to day; Briefings held and changes made. Graphic slides, a must they say, Power Point is the only way. Computers crash and printers stall, Overloading protocol. Network’s down and soldiers cry Briefing’s late, so heads will fly. Pin Power Point slides upon my chest, Full color slides, they look the best 100 slides were made that day but only 10 made the final display. Smiles upon the General’s face Slides were done, looked really great Was up all night really working late, Just to hear the General say …. My soldier son, your slides were great, Briefing’s done, staff’s up to date, One problem son, you took too long, So put in one more change, then go on home. So tell my Mom I done my best, Pin Power Point slides upon my chest 100 slides were…    read more 

The Power Point Ranger’s Creed

This is my PowerPoint. There are many like it but mine is 97. My PowerPoint is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I  master my life.      My PowerPoint without me is useless. Without my PowerPoint, I am  useless.      I must format my slides true. I must brief them better than the other staff sections who are trying to out brief me.      I must brief the impact on the CINC before he asks me.  I will. My PowerPoint and myself know that what counts in this war is not the information. We know that it is the number of slides, the colors of the highlights, and the format of the  bullets that counts.      My PowerPoint is human, even as I, because it is my life.  Thus I will learn it as a brother.  I will learn its weaknesses, its strengths, its…    read more