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It's a sign of the times.

Recently, a graduate from one of my presentations workshops spoke at a major conference in Taupo. He completed his introduction, reached the first specific point in his content, then flicked on a PowerPoint slide to illustrate that point. When he finished the point he turned PowerPoint off. The slide was no longer relevant and would distract the audience from the next point. What could be more sensible?

The audience-abuse has to stop.

Time to ‘fess up. Do you think presentations are about PowerPoint with your voice on the side? Do you inflict it go-to-whoa on your audiences? Do your audiences look like hypnotized chickens in less than a minute? Okay, now that I have your confession, here’s what to do about it.