10 RULES for PRESENTATIONS

               by Matthew Homann
               the [non]billable hour


                  © M...
The greatest gift you can give your
    audience is a passion for your
1
    material. If you don't care for it, they
    ...
Your audience’s attention is a lot like
2   your virginity. You only get to lose it
    once.




                        ...
PowerPoint is always optional. A
    bad speech doesn't improve when
3
    accompanied by slides in a dark
    room.




 ...
If PowerPoint makes it easy to do,
    you probably shouldn’t do it. Avoid
4
    bullet points, clip art and cheesy
    an...
The number of words on a slide is
    inversely proportional to the
5
    attention your audience will pay to
    them.


...
Your slides are not your script. The
    purpose of PowerPoint is to help
6
    others understand your material,
    not t...
Never read your slides. When you
    do, it suggests to your audience you
7
    think they’re incapable of doing so
    th...
The average person remembers just
    three things from your presentation.
8   Great speakers make certain
    everyone re...
Unless your presentation tells a
    story, the audience won't care
9
    about the ending. They’ll just pray
    for it.
...
Never underestimate the impact a
     great presentation can have on
10   your audience or your career.
     Being well pr...
Matthew Homann is the founder of LexThink
and the author of the [non]billable hour blog.

He’s been called an “innovationa...
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    1. 1. 10 RULES for PRESENTATIONS by Matthew Homann the [non]billable hour © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    2. 2. The greatest gift you can give your audience is a passion for your 1 material. If you don't care for it, they won't care for you. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    3. 3. Your audience’s attention is a lot like 2 your virginity. You only get to lose it once. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    4. 4. PowerPoint is always optional. A bad speech doesn't improve when 3 accompanied by slides in a dark room. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    5. 5. If PowerPoint makes it easy to do, you probably shouldn’t do it. Avoid 4 bullet points, clip art and cheesy animated transitions at all cost. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    6. 6. The number of words on a slide is inversely proportional to the 5 attention your audience will pay to them. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    7. 7. Your slides are not your script. The purpose of PowerPoint is to help 6 others understand your material, not to help you remember it. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    8. 8. Never read your slides. When you do, it suggests to your audience you 7 think they’re incapable of doing so themselves. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    9. 9. The average person remembers just three things from your presentation. 8 Great speakers make certain everyone remembers the same three things. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    10. 10. Unless your presentation tells a story, the audience won't care 9 about the ending. They’ll just pray for it. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    11. 11. Never underestimate the impact a great presentation can have on 10 your audience or your career. Being well prepared serves both of them well. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved
    12. 12. Matthew Homann is the founder of LexThink and the author of the [non]billable hour blog. He’s been called an “innovational speaker” and helps lawyers and law firms find creative ways to serve clients better and make more money. You can reach him at Matt @ LexThink.com or follow him on Twitter @MattHomann. © Matthew Homann 2009 All Rights Reserved

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