Three reasons your presentations suck
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.
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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.
Care about the audience, creating messages and stories that resonate with them and inspire them.
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.
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The Data Scientist uses data, analytics, facts, and figures to make his point and persuade the audience.
Pros: This presentation style delivers data, information and analy...
The Storyteller can tap emotions and weave a persuasive narrative.
An audience may not remember every single data point or statistic, but they will remember a great story or emotional connection.
Pros: Focused on making an emotional connection with the audience.
Cons: Not suitable for audiences that just want a factual answer to a simple question.
The Closer jumps into a presentation, cuts right to the chase, delivers the bottom line and skips all the boring stuff.
It sees the end goal and goes right for it.
Pros: reduces a presentation to its esssence.
Cons: may be perceived as too harsh or abrupt.
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