Monday, June 24, 2013

Article of Interest: Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes

Photo by:  ©Laurel Delaney.  All rights reserved.
Getting ready to give a winning presentation to a client you have been wooing for months?  Well, you better get it right from the start because first impressions matter.  Below we share Nancy Duarte's five presentation mistakes everyone makes.  See if you have made any of these yourself.  After all, you want to land that new million-dollar client, right?

Five Presentation Mistakes Everyone Makes
  1. Failing to engage emotionally.
  2. Asking too much of your slides. (I am definitely guilty of this one!)
  3. Trotting out tired visuals.
  4. Speaking in jargon.
  5. Going over your allotted time.
Related post: Presentations That Matter (also by Nancy Duarte)  

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