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Posted by on August 7th, 2013 Posted in: Training Tips


I’ve been on both sides of the equation. I have wanted to use the fast-forward button to skip to a certain part of a presentation and I imagine that some people have wanted to use the fast-forward button on me. What am I talking about? Keep reading!

In a recent post by Tony Burns on the Speaking about Presenting blog [www.speakingaboutpresenting.com], Tony asks the question: “Does your audience want to fast forward you?” Do people want you to skip to the good stuff, the meat of the information and leave out the rest?

Here are 3 suggestions so people don’t want to press the fast-forward button on your presentation:

  1. Don’t give too much background in the beginning.
  2. Not everything is rocket science. Don’t spend a lot of time on the easy stuff.
  3. People know the problem. They want solutions. Try to give them what they want.

Read the full post at: www.speakingaboutpresenting.com/content/audience-fast-forward/

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