The results of this analysis are:
19 responses: Be engaging; Involve the audience; Conversation not presentation
14 responses: Do not read the slides
9: Focus on the message; avoid lengthy self-promotion
8: Better(more) visuals/diagrams/stats/other media
8: Show passion; Show enjoyment; Smile; Relax
8: Clear, simple, and useful messages and language
6: Do not use Powerpoint (or “bullets”) at all
6: Do not go over time
6: More time for Q&A / Answer questions thoughtfully
5: Use stories / metaphors
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Sunday, December 09, 2007
From SixMinutes blog comes a great article on what presenters should do (and not do) to improve their speeches ... based on an actual audience survey.