The Worst Presentation Sin

What's the worst presentation sin?

Not respecting time.

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that your time is more valuable than the collective time of your audience.

Just because you were told that you would have a 60 minute time slot – don’t count on getting 60 minutes to speak.

Why? Because plans and circumstances change.

Be prepared and flexible to change your presentation. Be prepared to leave something out.

Your audience doesn’t need to hear everything that you want to say.

If you were told to prepare a 60 minute speech, be prepared to deliver it in 50, 45 or 34 minutes.

PS: Never leave your important point till the end. You might not get to state it.

PPS: If the conference organizer gave you 60 minutes – be sure to finish in 58 minutes. Never go overtime.

Executive Speech Coach, Business presentation tips from George Torok, the Speech Coach for Executives.


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