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PowerPoint: crack cocaine for poor presenters?

PowerPoint: crack cocaine for poor presenters?

by Moyra Mackie on May 10, 2013

Have you ever sat through a presentation where the speaker whisks through forty slides in as many minutes? Where each slide is crammed full of text or endless bullet pointed lists?

It always amazes me that people who complain they have too much to do and not enough time to do it in, will waste hours sitting in on dull, unmemorable, or just plain confusing, presentations.

And amazingly, very few people complain.

Last week I wrote about  essential preparation for effective presentations.  I promised that this week I would talk about presentation delivery.

But I’ve changed my mind.

Presentations can be tough to deliver, but it’s important to accept that nerves are normal.  And nerves can let a presenter down. Let’s leave presentation delivery to another week.

There is no excuse for poor visual aids

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Moyra Mackie

Moyra Mackie

Moyra Mackie helps leaders and teams to work with courage, compassion and creativity. She is an executive coach and consultant and the founder of Mackie Consulting.

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When faced with an indifferent waiter and disappointing food, how easy do you find it to complain?

When someone at work has produced poor quality work, what do you do and say?  And more importantly, how do you feel?

These feedback moments are challenging for many of us because of the potential for confrontation and conflict.  We need to learn to respond while retaining control of our ancient fight or flight responses.

So let’s get acquainted with our Emotional Thermostat read more…

Moyra Mackie

Moyra Mackie

Moyra Mackie helps leaders and teams to work with courage, compassion and creativity. She is an executive coach and consultant and the founder of Mackie Consulting.

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