Posts Tagged ‘presentation tips’

Get to the point

Monday, November 7th, 2011

In most presentations, it is unusual to face an audience filled with people who are completely ignorant about the topic being presented. Therefore, you probably don’t need to spend half your presentation introducing the context and the problem that you are addressing. Most people in an audience want to hear your recommendation, perspective, or approach, not a rehash of why this topic is important. If they didn’t already think it was important, they wouldn’t be in the audience.


Prevent oral tedium

Friday, November 4th, 2011

A good speaker can make good material more understandable and more memorable. A good speaker can make weak material tolerable by using the audience’s time effectively to emphasize the highlights and ignore the weak stuff. A presentation might be interesting, compelling, and earth-shattering, but the audience won’t know this without someone emphasizing the important points and leading them through the material.