The Seven Rules of Presentation
April 21, 2011
If you are called upon to attend many training events/seminar/lectures you can speak with some authority to how awful most of them are. My presentation style has evolved a great deal over the years, and has culminated in a few basic rules that we at IncBlot follow when giving presentations. Rather than dictate how many slides you can or can’t have, or whether you should even use slides at all, I’ve tried to keep it a little higher level and allow people’s good judgment to take it the rest of the way. Feel free to apply any of these you find useful, especially if I’m in the audience – I can’t take any more monotone speaking and bad clip art.
THE SEVEN RULES OF PRESENTATION
1. Each presentation will include music, images, and video. Touching, tasting, and smelling are encouraged but optional.
2. Presentations will start and end with a bang – no lame lead-ins or drawn out introductions.
3. Participants will experience what is being taught rather than just hear about it.
4. At some point, all participants’ butts must leave their chairs.
5. All presentations will be rooted in behavioral science. No unicorns and crystals allowed.
6. All learning should be directly applicable to the participants’ real lives. Participants are invited to politely inquire, “So what?” at any point in the presentation.
7. “Lived Learning” assignments will be made at the end of each session and followed up. Meaningful change does not happen in 45-minute segments over rubber chicken.
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Scientific – Our programs are based on behavioral science and developed by doctors. While other firms rely on hunches and the management theory du jour, we are rooted in the bedrock of science.
Measurable – We strive for measurable impact in all that we do and determine return on investment indicators with clients before accepting any engagement. Measurable success is what dictates our term of engagement – we work until you reach your goal and not one minute more.
Enjoyable – Our engagement style is best described as “edutainment.” We believe that people learn the most when they are having fun. Our goal is to deliver scientific, measurable services in such an enjoyable way that you won’t even realize you are growing.
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