Since its April release I have been passing out my new book, “Visual Selling”, to all my friends. Now they are reporting back to me on all the bad presentations they see. Yesterday my buddy described a terrible talk that he attended last week, where the presenter:
- passed out handout first so that everyone was reading during the pitch, ignoring the speaker
- read slides word for word, as if the audience was composed of illiterates
- stood in front of slides so viewers could not see them, negating their use
- failed to rehearse, so when his plan to bring points onto the screen one at a time failed, they all came on at once, giving his surprises away!
Where and when shall we hang this speaker?
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