I need your Presentation Experience

From the The Lazy Project Manager Blog
Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. In the last 4 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 200 presentations around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’. His mission is to teach as many people as possible that it is achievable to ‘work smarter and not harder’ and to still gain success in the battle of the work/life balance. More information can be found at www.thelazyprojectmanager.com – and through his free podcasts in iTunes.

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So here's the thing - I have, as it turn out, two slightly unexpected weeks free (before I start a new and exciting job) and I thought 'why not write a book?' - and why not indeed.

But that isn't too long so I then decided a) I would write a book where I had a lot of the material already and b) I would go and get some help from all the 'Lazy PM' fans out there in the world (see 'productive laziness' in action).

I decided to write a small book based on my very popular 'A Presentation on Presentations' - as the blurb says 'We aren’t born to be professional level presenters but through this entertaining presentation the ‘rights’ and ‘wrongs’ of good presentations are explored along with a ‘how to prepare’ for that all important event. With a few simple lessons taught through the very medium of ‘presentation’ the audience will take away some great ideas for improving their own technique and ‘death by PowerPoint’ is definitely not the outcome'.

And this is where I need your help.

I need your stories of presentation experience - the good, the bad, and the really ugly. I need your top tips for what makes a great presentation. I need anything that you feel would add to the value of this book to help other people deliver better presentations in the future - hey, you might be in the audience so it is really in your own best interests.

If it is a top tip leave you name and the tip in reply to this post, in the comment box - or if it is a longer story then contact me and I will let you have my email to send me your story/experience that way.

But I am moving fast - the book will be done by 14th January so if you want to share, then share today!

Thank you - Peter

Posted on: December 29, 2017 09:13 AM | Permalink

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A presentation in one or more story formats is a great way of keeping audience interested but the story has to be relevant, exciting and related to what you want to convey.
Funny cartoons, quotes, images are also effective.
Too much of a written script is boring, same is with too many charts bar, pie, line etc.

Thanks for sharing

Thanks peter for the great article. I want to add one more point over here, good presentation always has less content but more visual affects to attract the audience to stay active and involved.

Ok, it's a bit late. But consider voice coaching! It's a real game changer

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