7                 ways to kill                    yourJeanne Trojan   @jmtcz                presentation
1‘Let me tell yousomethingabout myself…’
Sorry, but unless you’re a  celebrity, your audiencereally doesn’t want to hear      much about you.
2    ‘First, I need    to apologize    for…’
DON’T apologize for anything (language skills,lack of time or preparation  etc). It makes you look            weak.
3    ‘Please save    your    questions    until the end.’
You are not giving aspeech. A presentation is meant to be interactive.Allow your audience to be        involved.
4   ‘That reminds    me of a joke.’
You are not a comedian.Jokes in presentations are  rarely funny and almost always a disaster. Don’t            do it.
5    ‘I know you    can’t see this    graph very    well, but…’
If your slide is unreadable  to your audience, either change it or don’t use it.
6    ‘I know this is    kind of    boring, but…’
If you don’t have passion     for your topic, youshouldn’t be presenting it.
7    ‘I hope you    see the    advantages    of this now.’
Don’t use the word ‘hope’.  Be confident that youmade a difference and tell       them how!
Don’t kill it!
Let yourpresentationthrive!Be outstanding!     @jmtcz   www.jmtcz.cz
Photo Credits  1. Flickr: Dead Sunflower 2, Paul J Everett  3. Flickr: Sunflower, Tanaka Juuyoh
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Seven ways to kill your presentation

  1. 1. 7 ways to kill yourJeanne Trojan @jmtcz presentation
  2. 2. 1‘Let me tell yousomethingabout myself…’
  3. 3. Sorry, but unless you’re a celebrity, your audiencereally doesn’t want to hear much about you.
  4. 4. 2 ‘First, I need to apologize for…’
  5. 5. DON’T apologize for anything (language skills,lack of time or preparation etc). It makes you look weak.
  6. 6. 3 ‘Please save your questions until the end.’
  7. 7. You are not giving aspeech. A presentation is meant to be interactive.Allow your audience to be involved.
  8. 8. 4 ‘That reminds me of a joke.’
  9. 9. You are not a comedian.Jokes in presentations are rarely funny and almost always a disaster. Don’t do it.
  10. 10. 5 ‘I know you can’t see this graph very well, but…’
  11. 11. If your slide is unreadable to your audience, either change it or don’t use it.
  12. 12. 6 ‘I know this is kind of boring, but…’
  13. 13. If you don’t have passion for your topic, youshouldn’t be presenting it.
  14. 14. 7 ‘I hope you see the advantages of this now.’
  15. 15. Don’t use the word ‘hope’. Be confident that youmade a difference and tell them how!
  16. 16. Don’t kill it!
  17. 17. Let yourpresentationthrive!Be outstanding! @jmtcz www.jmtcz.cz
  18. 18. Photo Credits 1. Flickr: Dead Sunflower 2, Paul J Everett 3. Flickr: Sunflower, Tanaka Juuyoh

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