Seven ways to kill your presentation

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Don't kill your presentation! Avoid these seven deadly mistakes and let your presentation live!

Don't kill your presentation! Avoid these seven deadly mistakes and let your presentation live!

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