Mind the Gap

Those first few moments of your presentation are critical. Gaps/delays between speakers, or a gap between your introduction and the start of your presentation can result in the audience’s attention wandering. I was at a conference recently in which there was a delay between the speaker introduction and the beginning of the presentation … for every lecture!  Following the introduction, the presenter had to wait for the first slide, or find their own presentation on the computer desktop and open the PowerPoint file. It was like the curtain going up and having no one on stage. One thing that a speaker can do in this situation is to make sure the… Read More

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