This 10 Minute TED Talk by Bill Gates Will Teach You Everything You Need to Know About Presenting
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These concepts can be very abstract without concrete examples to illustrate. Give them examples, and you'll keep their attention.
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Steve Jobs's intro sentences were so great because they clearly outlined what the product did while creating intrigue.
Rather than rambling on, he used them to perfectly convey his message as compactly as possible.
Examples of one sentence summaries of the product he was presenting: "Mac Book Air: the world's thinnest notebook", and "iPod: One thousand songs in your pocket."
Whether you're networking or presenting, it's important to realize that it should never be a one-sided conversation.
Your audience is in the room for a particular reason. It's critical to understand why they're listening to you so you can tune your presentation in a manner that makes them more receptive listeners,
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...