Tough Love: How Not to Bore an Audience
Listeners cycle in and out of attentiveness--mostly out. Twenty percent of your audience will be spaced out at any given time.
So when you begin, establish your themes, and as you move through each section remind them where they are on the journey. When you get to the end, repeat your key points.
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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...
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.