April 12, 2011

Nobody sets out to give a boring presentation but so many end up boring. Why? Is it the:

Monotone delivery?
Reading what is says on the slides?
Predictable repetition of facts and structure?
Going off topic?
Too much technical detail?
While any or all of these things can make a presentation boring they are not the worst culprit. The biggest cause of boring speeches is when the presenter has not given enough consideration as to what his/her audience want to hear.

You need to put your self in the audiences shoes and ask “What’s In It For Me?” Do that right and your audience will be interested no matter what your presentation style. People are rarely bored when your are telling them something of interest.

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