Are you nailing both of your presentation messages? Presentations always have two messages. One is the true message of the presentation. It’s been called the core, big or main message or the key takeaway, “what I really want you to understand is”. The second “subliminal” message is about the person, group or organization presenting. It’s interesting what you can say to an audience without saying it. Dry boring slides filled with lists of bullet points say something. A professional monotone delivery says something. Here’s what you can be saying without really knowing it, “I am (we are) not creative or fun or interesting.” “You are not important enough for us… Read MoreContinue Reading
What’s your slide’s hang time?
In football (the North American usage of the word) hang time is the time the ball stays in the air during a punt. For example, in the NFL it’s typically between 4 – 5 seconds. For presentations I call the time a single slide is on the audience’s screen, when nothing much is changing or moving, it’s “hang time”. Your slide hang time is an important thing to think about for online presentations. I was reviewing a recording of a client’s online presentation the other day. I noticed that they seemed to speak quite a bit about each slide. That means the audience was staring at the same static image… Read MoreContinue Reading