Presentation Sin 1:Wasting time

Start on time and finish on time.

Presentation Sin 2:Boring your audience

Give them key points that they can digest. Package the information with your voice, body language and style to make it interesting. 

Presentation Sin 3:Lacking passion

Believe in your message and let them know how much you believe in it. Passion is captivating, contagious and more convincing than logic.

Presentation Sin 4:Confusing your audience

Keep your message clear. Eliminate unnecessary information and conflicting messages. Use words that they understand. Repeat your message three times.

Presentation Sin 5:Not clear about your purpose/message

Ask yourself why you are giving this speech. Be able to state your message in one short clear phrase. Then build your presentation around that. If you can’t – don’t.

Presentation Sin 6: Information overload

Give them what they need to know to do what you want them to do. Don’t overload them with too much information.

Presentation Sin 7:Stuck in your rut of delivery – unable to flex to the audience

Be prepared to alter your presentation to reach the audience in the way that is best for them. It is not about you. You must reach them with your message.


When you commit the following PowerPoint Sinsyou inflict one or more of these three pains upon your audience:




These in turn lead to the following pains for you:




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