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An Idea A Day by David Thompson

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BUSINESS SKILLS

THE WONDERS OF “B”

Patrick Forsyth

ANY SPEAKER MUST hold an audience’s attention and this means avoiding any distractions. There are moments when what a presenter is saying is the most important thing and the audience focus should be on them and them alone. It therefore follows that even when slides are an important part of a presentation, they should not dominate.

Yet how often do presenters switch on the projector at the beginning of a presentation and simply leave it on, with a slide on screen, until the end? Do you? Be honest. Think too of how far you get beyond one slide, in terms of topic and talk, before you get to another ...

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