29 minutes | Nov 16, 2020

Presentation 101: The Essential Guide to Professional Presentations

Presentation 101 concludes our three-part series of basic communication skills. In Episode 30, Brent covered hosting a meeting, and Episode 31 discussed writing a professional email.

Presentation 101 Keys Discussed
  • Firstly, Brent shares his presentation nightmare.
  • Secondly, establishing what your goals for the presentation are.
  • Thirdly, be clear about what the problem statement is.
  • Fourthly, the rule of three for presentations.
  • Fifthly, have one key point per slide.
  • Sixthly, why practice is essential.
  • Seventhly, using stories and analogies.
  • Eighthly, the two ways timing is essential.
  • Ninthly, presentation etiquette including using a laser pointer, avoiding reading slides, and how many points should be on each slide.
  • Tenthly, Brent's presentation pet peeve.
  • In addition, why you should be careful with animation, giving credit, and font size.
What's Next?

The Business Minutia Podcast is taking an end-of-year break to enjoy downtime with family. We will return in 2021 with a slew of new topics and follow-ups with former guests.

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