60. When People Are Uncomfortable, They Can’t Pay Attention

Sometimes we focus so much on ourselves, our presentation, how we feel, and where we will be standing or sitting during the presentation that we forget to think about the audience. If the audience is uncomfortable in any way, then it will be hard for them to pay attention to what you are presenting.

Whenever I give a presentation, I try to get as much information as possible about the venue or room beforehand. If people are sitting a lot, the chairs are uncomfortable, and I’m the last presenter in a full day of presentations, then I know it will be hard for people to pay attention to my presentation no matter how good it is.

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