Tough Love: How Not to Bore an Audience
Any communication that you are willing to pay for begins effectively.
Your job at the beginning of a talk is to capture attention and convince your audience that it's in their interest to listen. All's well that begins well.
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Most people think they are the most important player in a presentation. They are wrong. The audience, the listeners, the people watching the presenter are the most important players.
The work on the presentation slides should be clear, crisp, concise, with fewer words and more visually striking simple imagery.
Long sentences and tiny words going through the whole slide are not advisable.
Invest your time practicing thoughtfully and getting in a zone where you are a natural.
An effortless-looking presentation makes the audience love it, even though you have toiled hard to make it look effortless.
TED curator Chris Anderson explains:
“The 18-minute length works much like the way Twitter forces people to be disciplined in what they write. By forcing speakers who are u...