12 Things You Should Never Say During Your Presentation

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1. 12 THINGS YOU SHOULD NEVER SAY DURING YOUR PRESENTATION 2. I have a lot of information to cover, so let me get started. 3. This statement is the kiss of death to your audience. When we hear this as your audience, we are already expecting to be bored. 4. Ill keep it short 5. This is a promise nobody ever keeps. The audience really doesnt care if you keep it short or not. Theyve invested their time and just want to be informed and inspired. 6. Hello? Can everyone hear me? 7. Never assume that all your equipment will work correctly. Arrive early to check everything out so you will be better prepared. 8. Well, I didnt have much time to prepare. 9. Because theyll tune you out; theyll think you have nothing important to say. 10. Im Very Nervous Today Sorry, 11. Weve all seen speakers who keep pushing the hair out of their eyes or behind their ears, or others who repeatedly push their glasses up farther on their nose. 12. Ummm 13. Avoid filler words including Um, uh, you know, and like. They are distracting and make you sound unsure about what youre going to say next. 14. In the future, I plan to 15. If your new product is still in production, try not to tell anyone. Make a public announcement about your new designs, products and offers when theyre ready. 16. Hmm, the font is small. Let me read this slide for you. 17. A visual presentation full of words is dull and boring. Try not to read your slides to the audience. Thats what handouts are for. 18. Ill get back to that later 19. If you happen to stumble upon an audience that is eager to learn and interact you should always grab that chance and enjoy it. 20. I Guess Thats It 21. your final point (and the entire presentation) should make it obvious enough, and you should be able to transition instantly into the next step 22. What, Im out of time? But I have 23 more slides! 23. If you come unprepared and need more time than you are allowed; youve screwed up. You need to practice your presentation and make it fit within the allotted time-slot. 24. Dont get sucked in by irrelevant questions. 25. Sometimes questions seem to come out of nowhere, unrelated to the subject. Be courteous and polite in answering someone who asks such a question. 26. PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT www.sketchbubble.com Lets Connect: THANKS