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Focus On The Audience

  • It can be a challenge to explain to an eleven-year-old about capitalism, but if we know how small the kid is, we would likely use language that the kid can understand.
  • Focusing on the audience is key to most presentations, and many people fail because they focus only on what matters to them, not caring a bit about what the audience thinks.
  • One needs to focus on action and have a clear message that the audience has with them at the end of the presentation.

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