Saturday, October 18, 2014

A tenth presentation tip that will make you really stand out

On October 8, 2014 at her PPT POP web site Clemence Lepers posted an article titled 9 Actionable Presentation Tips That’ll Make You Stand Out. Gavin Meikle blogged about it containing Another Great Presentation Skills Infographic.   

Most of the Clemence’s article is an infographic that unfortunately makes a poor first impression since her title:


contains an extra word OF (or FOR).

My tenth tip (or commandment) is just to slow down. Set aside what you have done for a day. Go back and proofread it one last time. (Or ask someone else to look at it). Then send it out. When you don’t, you probably will miss that extra OF.

Clemence also quoted the statistic from a recent Prezi survey that:

 “...70% of employed Americans who give presentations say presentation skills are critical to their success at work.” 

I’d discussed that survey in a blog post where I noted that it was spun upward from less than 50% in the original press release headline which instead said:

“Presentations Are Critical to Success According to Nearly 1 in 2 of Employed Americans.”

On the other hand, 46% of employed Americans admitted doing something else rather than listening during presentations by a co-worker.

Back in 2009 I blogged about the popularity of top lists with various numbers of items and found that ten items would give you about 50 times more Google hits than nine items. 

The Ten Commandments image came from siervo on Openclipart.

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