In the past, I have written extensively about How to Make a Killer Presentation. There are many do’s and don’t on the topic. Recently, I attended a 3-day conference, (or attempted to try to make it through a 3-day conference). Sitting in the audience, I was continually reminded about everything that went wrong with the presentation process I was witnessing. So, I felt compelled to share the experience and hope that in future presentations, you don’t do any of these things. Always remember, there are humans sitting in the audience. Don’t make them think twice about staying for your presentation.
Painful Observations from the Conference
- Plan the Conference Daily Agenda with People in Mind: Each day ran for 12 hours – yes, you’re reading this correctly – 12 hours! You would think we were attending an EST session from the 70’s. What were they thinking? Who can keep 300 people engaged for that long? You have to really think highly of yourself to think you can be that interesting for 12 hours!