Powerpoint, Keynote, … as I said before I don’t think of these at the reason for a good or bad presentation. This was also the reason why I didn’t see the purpose of Slideshare’s World’s Best Presentation Contest. This week I found something that is valuable information for creating better presentations.
“According to most studies, people’s number one fear is public speaking. Number two is death. Death is number two. This means to the average person, if you go to a funeral, you’re better off in the casket than doing the eulogy.” – Jerry Seinfeld
Brett Tabke at the PubCon conference blog posts a long list of tips on giving better presentations and it’s quite a long but good list. How to start the presentation, how to work around one theme, how to be prepared, … definitely something you should check out. Whether you think about internal 5 people presentations, a presentation for your board or clients, a conference presentation, … these are all good tips.
At the last line they say everyone should take all speaking opportunities they can and that’s exactly what I do. Here’s my next ‘gig’ by the way: The Social Media Forum for Communicators Europe. Don’t judge me too hard ok ;)
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That’s one of my favourite Seinfeld quotes. Good dig!