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No, You Donít Have to Get Through Your Material Whenever I hear a presenter say, ďPlease hold your questions until I get through my materialĒ, that is a major turn-off! Number one, it means that you have too much material (previous point); and secondly, it means that your slide presentation is for you and not your audience. How do you know when a presenter cares about audience? Itís when you hear these words instead, ďDoes anyone have any questions BEFORE we move on?Ē I really donít care if you a presenter gets through all of their material, and itís certainly not reason why I came to conference.
Iíve Seen That Template Before To make things worse at this conference, I saw same blue PowerPoint template at every other session (you know one Iím talking about!) Could you be anymore unimaginative? If youíre going to do this, take time to learn how to create your own or have an expert do it for you. And try using a background color other than dark blue, it really is played out.
Oh No! Not Times New Roman! If it were up to me, Times New Roman font type would be outlawed in all slide presentations, websites, and anything thatís displayed on a screen. Nothing spells MEDIOCRE more than seeing Times New Roman. Itís boring. Itís old. Itís time to move on! Take time to choose something more appealing.
I realize that this may hurt your pride a little bit; but just remember that itís not about you, itís about your audience. Just remember, ďPeople donít care much you know until they know how much you careĒ.
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