We live in a society that is obsessed with celebrities. The money, power, fame, botox, weird names they give to their children (hey Apple, I’m looking at you) and crazy vacations they take. We can’t get enough of it. And yet sometimes they show their true human colors and everyone points and goes, ‘SEE?! THEY’RE JUST LIKE US!!” Seeing a celebrity doing something awkward or out of the ‘celeb norm’ is always a wonderful thing, but here are some bloopers you should definitely avoid during your next PowerPoint presentation (or any presentation. Or any situation in life. Ever.).
1. Laughing like Bill Clinton
Laughing is great, but sometimes we get the giggles at the most inopportune times. Don’t follow the former President Bill Clinton’s steps by crying of laughter when all eyes are on you during a presentation. Not cute. You want to be taken seriously! Laughing in class is so high school.
2. Swearing like Barack Obama
President Barack Obama has been known to drop the occasional curse here and there (remember that time he called Kanye a jack***? lol), but he’s the president so he can basically do whatever he wants. Unless you have a super cool professor, dropping the f-bomb during a presentation will not garner you any more points. Formal language is usually the norm in college so save your swears for the dining hall.
3. Jumping Crazily like Tom Cruise
Over ten years ago Tom Cruise made a fool of himself on the Oprah Winfrey show by expressing such joy for his now ex-wife, he felt the need to literally jump up and down on her couch. OPRAH’S COUCH. While you should be excited about giving a presentation, don’t express your passion in a way that makes others uncomfortably embarrassed for you. Don’t be the Tom Cruise of your class. Please.
4. Making up Names like John Travolta
Remember the cringe-worthy moment when good old John Travolta royally flubbed Idina Menzel’s name in front of millions? Don’t pull a Travolta if you’re unsure of a pronunciation and be sure to do proper due diligence before a presentation that may involve weird words or names. Because nobody knows who the hell Adele Dazeem is.
5. Lying like Steve Harvey
This one is probably most important of all – get your facts straight! After all the glitz and glam of your pretty little PowerPoint, don’t pull a Harvey and end on a complete lie. Your class and professor will totally feel betrayed. And make sure you know how to read. That’s probably a good place to start.
These celebrities are no role models to take after during your college PowerPoint presentation unless you want to make a fool of yourself in front of your group mates. So, be attentive while preparing because the celebs’ bloopers can become your bad grades.