Though we may not know anyone personally who died from a terrible PowerPoint, I’m sure it has happened.  As David JP Phillips stated in his Ted Talk, Death by Powerpoint, the deadly presentation isn’t exactly killing someONE, but someTHING: the ability for your audience to focus on the message. And if they aren’t focusing on our message, then why don’t we all just go to the movies instead of wasting 2 hours on an ineffective presentation?  Or perhaps a good Twilight Zone episode?