DON'T Make Them! 1. Lots of Text and Bullet Points No one comes to read your presentation. If they are reading it, they are usually ahead of the bullet point you are discussing. There is a dis-connect and they won't get the point of your message. 2. Templates with noisy backgrounds, logos, and multiple lines of
Questions & Answers: LOTS of Opportunities for MISTAKES 1. WHEN In your Opening, tell your audience when and how you'll be handling questions. Two Possibilities: 1. Take a few questions after each section, but only on that section, and before closing. 2. At the end of your presentation before the
Make it Clear, Concise, and Consistent If people hearing your Elevator Speech aren't 100% sure about what you do. They won't hire you. They won't refer you. So they know WHO you are and WHAT you do, your Elevator Speech should be: Clear Use simple language and words. We don't impress people
For Presentations, Sometimes WAY MORE! From Wicktionary, and spot on for this post: That which is of smaller quantity could be of higher quality. That which is less complicated is often better understood and more appreciated than what is more complicated. Brevity in communication is more effective than
Eye Contact, like all elements of non-verbal communication, is extremely important when delivering a presentation. When done correctly, there is a better connection with those watching and listening. When Eye Contact is not done well, there can be a disconnect between what you intend to convey and what your audience
Improve Your Presentation. Transcript Fred Miller. “NO SWEAT Public Speaking! Here are three simple ways to improve your presentations. Number One: Simple Language. No buzzwords, acronyms, or techno speak. You don't impress people with words, I don't know. You make them feel stupid and you will lose
Grab your Audience's Attention and are Memorable. This video is one of Mine! A Pattern Interrupt is: something unexpected that grabs the attention of people who were probably expecting something much different. Many Elevator Speeches contain verbiage like: "I help people . . . " "I work with companies . .
Prepare your Audience for You and Your Presentation! Watch and Listen to Mine! Rock Concerts, Boxing Matches, and Las Vegas Headliners have a "WARM-UP ACT" precede them. If that act is a good one, the audience will be "primed and ready" for the speaker and will help to "jump start" the main event. All the
A Large Audience is BETTER! Some consider the "Fear of Public Speaking" somewhat analogous to the "Fear of Heights." Example: I can stand on a stool, step stool, or folding ladder and have no fear. However, climbing an extension ladder that reaches the gutters on my two story home - I've done it, but don't enjoy it.
• Keep Your Audience's Attention. • Make Them Receptive to Your Message. Your audience has the attention span of a gnat! Not only that, they are easily distracted by others in the audience, their phones, and a variety of things the speaker cannot control. A Pattern Interrupt is: something not expected and out of