I get a kick out of the counsel that flows from the web. I find myself frequently smiling and shaking my head as I read expert rules for this or that, which inevitably conflict with other experts’ sage advice.
One authority declares, “Never use more than ten slides in a presentation,” while another spouts, “Kill PowerPoint!” The passionate management guru and professional speaker Tom Peters employs more than a slide a minute (and sometimes, so do I).
So what should you do? Split the difference?
Here’s what to do: Ignore the experts. Think about your audience--What’s on their minds? How are they feeling? What do they value? What’s important to them?--and bring your ideas to life for their benefit:
Don’t become confused by the din of the web. The answers to all of your questions lie with your audience, and within you.
P.S. This isn’t really a post about giving a speech.
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