11 Deadly Presentation Sins: The List
Are you committing any of the 11 Deadly Presentation Sins? It may be time to seek salvation.
Sin #1: Failure to Understand Your Audience
It’s not about you; it’s about them.
Sin #2: A Flat Opening
Don’t blow your one and only chance to make a good first impression.
Sin #3: Lack of Focus
If you try to say everything, you end up communicating nothing.
Sin #4: Bad Storytelling
Nothing beats a well-told story. Find, shape, and tell stories that command attention.
Sin #5: No Emotional Pull
If you want to change their minds, you have to win their hearts.
Sin #6: Dull, Ugly Visuals
Life is a visual medium. Your presentation should be, too.
Sin #7: Low-Energy Delivery
If you’re checked out, your audience will tune out.
Sin #8: No Audience Interaction
Make your audience a partner in the story you’re telling.
Sin #9: Buying Into Body Language Myths
Forget everything you’ve heard about body language, and focus on the things that matter.
Sin #10: Inadequate Rehearsal
If you’re not going to take this seriously, why should your audience?
Sin #11: A Weak Finish
Go out on a high note.