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Tuesday
Oct042011

Plug in your audience

I love images in presentations. I love the Keynote (Apple's PowerPoint) software. I love high quality, carefully selected, conceptual images, as a picture really does paint a thousand words.

AND...try presenting without any!

In a high-tech world, a low-tech approach could make a huge difference!

Try this next time you present, pitch or attempt to engage a group...

  1. Put up one big slide with either a montage of images or a series of statements, graffiti style on the screen. Don't look at it, don't refer to it just let it be a backdrop to your fabulous presentation.
  2. Draw a diagram with your body. If you have an XY graph or a 4-box quadrant model, animate it with your physicality as you move across the stage.
  3. Tell more stories.
Unplug your technology to plug in your audience. You might be surprised with the results!


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