Why is it that we can sit still for two hours or more in a darkened hall watching a movie and tell others the story even a year later? Yet, we easily lose attention during a PowerPoint presentation and can’t remember what the speaker said a few hours later. The answer lies in the focus. The movie director thinks of how to make his story interesting and memorable to his viewers. The speaker thinks of what he wants to tell the audience. I call this movie director trait “audience-centric” and that of the presenter: “speaker-centric”.
Creating Unforgettable Ppt Presentations By Ning De Guzman
It’s all about changing focus. From: what you want to tell To: what your audience wants to know Be audience-centric.
The solution <ul><li>Know your subject. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your audience. </li></ul><ul><li>Know your objective. </li></ul><ul><li>Organise your materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Rehearse and be prepared for contingencies. </li></ul>
Solution Step 1: Know your subject. Don’t let your slides do the talking!