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Ideas to help your team develop personally and professionally.

Never introduce yourself to an audience when your title slide is showing. If you must have a title slide, let it show for a few seconds in silence, then turn off the PowerPoint to introduce yourself and your topic.

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?