10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation

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It’s impossible to win over an audience with a bad presentation. You might have the next big thing, but if your presentation falls flat, then so will your idea. While every audience is different, there are some universal cringe-worthy presentation mistakes that are all too common. Whether you’re an amateur or a seasoned presenter, you should always avoid this list of top 10 things your audience hates. Are you committing any of these 10 fatal presentation sins?

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10 Things your Audience Hates About your Presentation

  1. Things your 
 audience hates about your presentation I0DESIGNED BY
  2. 01Starting with a long intro that's all about you. DESIGNED BY
  3. 01 The first few minutes of a presentation are the most important. Start your presentation with a quick introduction to who you are and then reel them in with a compelling opener. DESIGNED BY
  4. 02Too much focus on facts and not emotions. DESIGNED BY
  5. 02 You won't score points with a data dump. You might impress your audience with your sales growth  but they will walk away remembering how they felt. People remember stories, not facts. DESIGNED BY
  6. 03Disorganized content DESIGNED BY
  7. 03 Poor presentation flow will lose your audience’s attention. When developing your presentation, outline your content first. This will act as a roadmap that your audience can follow. DESIGNED BY
  8. 04Transition & animation overload DESIGNED BY
  9. 04 Transitions & animations can create emphasis but too much can be annoying. Keep it simple. If you’re going to use them, choose one or two that are no-frills and stick with them the whole way through. DESIGNED BY
  10. 05Being read to DESIGNED BY
  11. 05 Avoid putting everything on the slide and reading it out like a script. Stick with a 
 few key ideas. The visual presentation should only complement your verbal one. DESIGNED BY
  12. 06Endless charts DESIGNED BY
  13. 06 You can make more of an impact by removing the chart altogether and presenting the key takeaways. DESIGNED BY Nothing tunes 
 people out faster than a deck filled with uninspiring charts.
  14. 07Lack of humor DESIGNED BY
  15. 07 No matter what your topic is, don't take yourself too seriously. Humor is a powerful tool. Know your audience, draw from relevant anecdotes, and practice your delivery. DESIGNED BY
  16. 08Lack of passion and enthusiasm DESIGNED BY
  17. 08 If you're not excited about your topic, why should they be? If your topic doesn't excite you, find something about 
 it that does. 
 Don’t fake it - your audience will see right through it! DESIGNED BY
  18. 09Too much information 0 0 1 0 1 DESIGNED BY
  19. 09 People can only retain three points really well before their retention drops. Start by removing the clutter. Each slide should have a clear focal point and any text or graphic should make a strong impact. 1 2 3 DESIGNED BY
  20. 10No engagement or interaction DESIGNED BY
  21. 10 You can engage 
 your audience with 
 simple gestures 
 like eye contact, movement around the stage, or discussion. Communication 
 is a two-way street DESIGNED BY
  22. 01020304 07080910Which presentation mistakes do you hate the most? Read the full article online at stinsondesign.com/blog DESIGNED BY
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