PowerPoint is used for many things in today's corporations:

  • Quickly write documents for internal use
  • Maintain the competitor intelligence database
  • A tool to draw the system architecture diagram
  • Organize your thoughts, make a work plan
  • Brainstorm ideas live in a group
  • Logo / design concept prototype
  • A UI spec (that’s how I used for SlideMagic)
  • Big stand up presentation to outsiders - big audience
  • Big stand up presentation to insiders - big audience
  • Big stand up presentation to outsiders - conference room
  • Big stand up presentation to insiders - conference room
  • One-on-one "coffee chat"
  • Document for reading for outsiders
  • Document for reading for insider 

To name a few. We get problems when we confuse the application and the target audience. A project status update on the overhead of the big annual industry conference, pretty pictures without explanations when you want your budget approved by the CEO.