Wednesday, 15 April 2009

2 steps to really focused presentations

The first step towards real focus in your presentations is being ruthless at the construction stage of every speech. –

  1. Simply, put less in and deliver just the essence of your thoughts in verbal form so that your absolutely key messages stand out.
  2. The second step is to make more of your key points, the “If your life depended on it” (IYLDOI) bits.
If your life did depend on your audience remembering, when tested, your key points, you’d probably make sure that you'd taken stuff out so that those bits were obvious, and do a few simple things to make sure that it was those bits that they did remember when everything else had been forgotten.

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