Presentation Anti-Patterns

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Presentation Anti-Patterns: 10 things you should avoid in your next presentation. Taken from the book, "File > New > Presentation" by Simon Guest. http://goo.gl/FAZZms

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Presentation Anti-Patterns

  1. PRESENTATION Anti-Patterns 10 THINGS YOU should avoid IN YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION
  2. 10. NEVER OFFEND THE AUDIENCE
  3. OFFEND THE AUDIENCE EITHER intentionally or unintentionally AND YOUR PRESENTATION IS AS GOOD AS OVER
  4. 9. HAVE NO EGO
  5. THIS JUST IN: YOU JUST MIGHT NOT BE THE rock star YOU THINK YOU ARE
  6. 8. AVOID POLITICS AND RELIGION
  7. UNLESS YOU ARE presenting about politics or religion, BE WARY OF VOICING AN OPINION ON EITHER
  8. 7. AVOID PROFANITY
  9. At best, YOU MIGHT DRAW A LAUGH At worst, IT CREATES A SENSE OF AWKWARDNESS WHERE PEOPLE WILL CRINGE
  10. 6. NEVER PRESENT SOMEONE ELSE'S PRESENTATION
  11. THERE WILL BE no story, YOU'LL BE UNPREPARED, AND YOU’LL LIKELY END UP reading the slides VERBATIM
  12. 5. NEVER PRESENT FROM SOMEONE ELSE’S MACHINE
  13. STUFF INSTALLED or missing FROM THAT MACHINE MIGHT KILL YOUR PRESENTATION
  14. 4. DON'T LET ANYONE MAKEOVER YOUR SLIDES
  15. TEMPLATES THAT don’t need applying FONTS THAT don’t need changing IMAGES THAT don’t need moving
  16. 3. NEVER MOVE ROOM OR LOCATION
  17. UNLESS YOUR ROOM IS UNINHABITABLE, avoid changing rooms AT THE LAST MINUTE
  18. 2. NEVER MESS WITH PROFESSIONAL A/V EQUIPMENT
  19. RELY INSTEAD ON A DEDICATED A/V TEAM, TO help you out
  20. 1. NEVER FORGET YOUR PRESENTATION REMOTE
  21. HAVING A GOOD PRESENTATION REMOTE ALLOWS BETTER INTERACTION WITH YOUR AUDIENCE AND WILL unchain you from the podium
  22. PRESENTATION Anti-Patterns 10 THINGS YOU should avoid IN YOUR NEXT PRESENTATION READ MORE AT http://goo.gl/FAZZms

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