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7 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating Presenters

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Based on the Article by Marta Kagan on HubSpot

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7 Lessons from the World's Most Captivating Presenters

  1. 1. Lessons From the World's Most Captivating Presenters
  2. 2. START WITH PAPER, NOT POWERPOINT . “The single most important thing you can do to dramatically improve your presentations is to have a story to tell before you work on your PowerPoint file.” —Cliff Atkinson
  3. 3. TELL YOUR STORY
  4. 4. WHAT YOU FOR THEM
  5. 5. WHY THEY SHOULD YOUR
  6. 6. THE THEY NEED TO TAKE TO
  7. 7. A PICTURE IS WORTH 1000 WORDS. In one experiment, subjects who were presented with information orally could remember about 10% of the content, 72 hours later. Those who were presented with information in picture format were able to recall 65% of the content.
  8. 8. EMOTIONS GET OUR ATTENTION . “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
  9. 9. USE PLAIN ENGLISH . When Steve Jobs introduced the world to the iPod, he said: “iPod. One thousand songs in your pocket.”
  10. 10. DITCH THE BULLET POINTS The minute you put bullet points on the screen, you are announcing „write this down, but don‟t really pay attention to it now.‟ .
  11. 11. REHEARSE LIKE CRAZY . Rehearse for 30 hours. It may be painful. It‟s definitely time-consuming. But there are no shortcuts to excellence.
  12. 12. Learn more about presentations at www.slyds.com

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