Tips For Presentations

Bite-sized nuggets to help you be successful in your next talk…

Be Concise

With any talk you are giving, it is important to maintain the audience’s attention. If you’re seeing people wander off, looking else, you know you’ve got issues with the content you’re presenting. Don’t bore your audience by going off on a tangent during the presentation and avoid unnecessary details. Allow time for questions where appropriate so the audience can address anything they wish in a more in-depth manner.

When doing slideshows, be sure to keep it short and sharp. Plan to have twenty slides with each lasting no more than twenty seconds. The 20-20 Rule forces you to be concise and keeps you from boring people.

For longer presentations, be sure to keep a good outline of what you wish to cover. Review it several times to cut out unnecessary content.