Do you keep your presentation simple?
  v6.0 Posted at 23/04/2013 5:07 AM by Tiago Araujo

Making your presentation over-complicated is a very easy trap to fall into. Many speakers make the mistake of giving way 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 Keep It Short and Simple.

  • 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.

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