Do you keep your presentation simple?

Last updated by Brady Stroud [SSW] about 1 month ago.See history

Making your presentation over-complicated is a very easy trap to fall into. Many speakers make the mistake of giving away too much information.

In reality, giving a presentation is an entirely different genre from writing a technical report.

KISS - In its polite form, this stands for K eep I t S hort and S imple.

  • In 20 minutes, you only have time for two major points
  • In 30 minutes you might make three major points
  • In 40-45 minutes you might be able to cover four major points, but three points and a longer time for questions would be a better alternative

Most experienced and talented TV presenters stick to making three points in half an hour - this is surely a lesson for anyone planning a presentation.

Adam Cogan
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