At the Presentation Advisors blog, I’ve tried to equip you with as many tips and tools as possible to make your presentation go smoothly. Of course, we live in the real world (at least most of us), and presentations are rarely, if ever, perfect.
Here are five reasons your last presentation went over like a lead balloon, and some helpful tips to avoid them next time.
1. You didn’t respect your audience’s time.
Just having your audience show up to hear you speak is a gift, so treat them as you’d want to be treated. If you’ve promised to only take one hour, then only take one hour. Better still, take 40 minutes, and have an open and honest discussion for 20 minutes.