As I’m sure you know from bitter experience, poor presentations are very common. In fact, I’d say poor presentations are the norm, which means:
- A ton of time’s wasted.
- Speakers don’t achieve their intended outcome.
- Listeners don’t come away with what they’d hoped for, either.
- So, over time, organisations (both speakers’ and listeners’) achieve less than they could’ve.
What a huge knock-on effect from presenters not getting their message across well!
Now, you’ve likely noticed that poor presentations almost always have lots of bullet points. So you might naturally assume that to be an effective presenter, you should ban all bullets from your slides.
But if you think that, I’m here to tell you: You’re wrong.