Meanderthal: a person who has great difficulty expressing themselves succinctly, often giving long, unfocused presentations.
It got a great laugh out of me! I LOVE it! And like all good magazines that provide examples of their newly defined words, Entrepreneur provides this one:
I want to gouge my eyes out every time the office meanderthal pulls up a Power Point.
Not sure I have to comment much on this, other than to use it as an illustration of the fact that people:
- don’t like it when others take forever to get to the point, especially in a business setting, i.e. meander all over the place
- don’t like it when others use Power Point to take forever to get to the point
If this sounds familiar to you, as in you might be guilty of communicating in this fashion, it is time to learn how to be organized and succinct. It is also probably time to give up the Power Point addiction, even if everyone else uses it. Trust me, your colleagues and audiences will thank you and will like your presentations a lot more.