“How Long Is Too Long?” * ** THIS WASN’T IN THE MOVIE, BUT C’MON!
It depends. <20 minutes (concentration falls off after 10)Weinschenk, Susan (2012) 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People, New Riders, Washington.Medina, John (2009) Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home and School, Pear Press.
“Does aphrodisiacs‘One More Thing’ Really Work?”
Have two natural ending points. “…luckily, I’d embedded two natural places to end my talk. I had an ending that made the talk complete and I stopped there. What I didn’t have time to get to was the inspirational endingthat would have had them on their feet and screaming (well, they did end up on their feet, they just weren’t screaming.)” —Nancy Duarte on a talk that overran
Duarte, Nancy (2011) ‘Communicate Like MLK and Change the World’ http://blog.duarte.com/2011/01/communicate-like-mlk- and-change-the-world/
Apologies to Woody Allen, fans of Woody Allen, anyone who was insulted,and anyone who is all of the above.
Further Reading Nancy Duarte Slide:ology (2008), Resonate (2011) Garr Reynolds Presentation Zen (2007)Edward Tufte Beautiful Evidence (2006), Envisioning Information (1990) Dan Roam Back of the Napkin (2009) Susan Weinschenk 100 Things Every Presenter Needs to Know About People More on me at @vickytnz