3 Tips to Ensure That Your Presentation
Means Never Having to Say You’re Sorry
Perhaps you’ve heard – or said – things like this:
“Well, wow! That’s a tough act to follow. I hope you all enjoy my presentation half that much. I certainly don’t have her charisma or public speaking skills. But I guess I’ll go ahead and get started anyway. These are actually someone else’s slides, Jim from Marketing, so I’m not sure I’ll get through them all, but we’ll see what happens. So this first slide . . . well, it’s not really necessary for you guys. Or this second one. Actually, this whole opening section is a little overly technical for this presentation, so let me just skip ahead. Sorry, I had a personal emergency the other day. My car was broken into and a bunch of stuff was stolen, like my cellphone, and uh – fortunately, not my laptop, or you’d have missed out on this presentation entirely. So let me just . . . get to . . . here. I guess we can start here. Yeah, OK, might as well. So, I realize this is a bit of an eye chart, but the basic idea is . . .”
We get it. The basic idea is: this is gonna be a nightmare.