The Nine Presentation
and how you can avoid
Presenting can be a sin. Presenting
can be passable. Or, presenting could be powerful. How do you transform yourself from presentation sinner to
powerful presenter? By recognizing the sins, avoiding them and mastering the skills of powerful presenters.
Study the nine presentation sins listed below. Be aware of them – and learn how to avoid these presentation
sins. And you will be more powerful and successful with your presentations. Start delivering more powerful
presentations now – by avoiding these nine presentation sins.
1: Wasting time
Start on time and finish on time.
2: Boring your audience
Give them key points
that they can digest. Don’t read your speech. Package the information with your voice, body language and style to
make it interesting.
3: Lacking passion
Believe in your message
and let them know how much you believe in it. Passion is captivating, contagious and more convincing than
4: Confusing your audience
Keep your message clear.
Eliminate unnecessary information and conflicting messages. Use words that they understand. Repeat your message
5: Insulting your audience
Talk to them and with
them - but not down to them. Don’t make jokes about the audience. Don’t assume that you know what they think, know
or have done.
6: Not clear about your purpose/message
Ask yourself why you are
giving this speech. Be able to state your message in one short clear phrase. Then build your presentation around
that. If you can’t – don’t.
7: Information overload
Give them what they need
to know to do what you want them to do. Don’t overload them with too much information.
Presentation Sin 8: Stuck in your rut of delivery - unable to flex to the
Be prepared to alter
your presentation to reach the audience in the way that is best for them. It is not about you. You must reach them
with your message.
9: Using slides that are boring, irrelevant, or confusing
Only use visual aids
that reinforce your message. PowerPoint will never rescue you from poor presentation skills. You are you best
You can avoid these Nine Presentation Sins - by rereading them, understanding them and preparing
yourself to stop committing them.
· Are there more presentation sins you need to
If you read these and
see yourself committing these presentation sins – be thankful that you can still stop. It’s not too
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