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Short set of slides in which I show why and how to speak slowly when you give a presentation. Speaking slowly can help improve how you communicate your ideas and result in more effective ...

Short set of slides in which I show why and how to speak slowly when you give a presentation. Speaking slowly can help improve how you communicate your ideas and result in more effective presentations. Please note: This slide deck is meant for online viewing and is not devised for a live audience.

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  • 1. A presentation strategy brought to you by Jon Schwabish Slow Down
  • 2. WhenWeGet Nervous
  • 3. our hearts race
  • 4. and our adrenaline pumps
  • 5. This can cause us to speak too quickly
  • 6. Instead…
  • 7. control your pace
  • 8. and slow down
  • 9. Think: Garrison Keillor
  • 10. Think: Molasses
  • 11. Think: Turtle
  • 12. Add pauses for emphasis
  • 13. or pretend English is your audience’s second language
  • 14. Your audience will listen
  • 15. they will thank you
  • 16. and they will be more likely to Remember your message
  • 17. Jonathan Schwabish Email: jschwabish@gmail.com Twitter: @jschwabish SlideShare: http://www.slideshare.net/jschwabish Website: http://policyviz.com/ Inspired by: Matt Carter, Eugene Cheng, Emiland De Cubber, Jesse Desjardins, Nancy Duarte,Ann Emery, Stephanie Evergreen, Carmine Gallo, Garr Reynolds, and many others. Contact
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