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Examples of a presentation crime

In simple terms a presentation crime occurs when any speaker or presenter causes suffering to his/her audience.

There are many ways that this is done and often several crimes are committed at the same time.  Examples include:

 

1. Badly or inappropriately dressed

2. Being vague or pointless

3. Clear lack of preparation

4. Death by PowerPoint

5. Excessive gestures or movement

6. Excessive repetition of points, words, phrases or gestures

7. Failing to make the subject accessible to the audience

8. Failure to use the technology effectively

9. Humiliation of audience member(s)

10. Inappropriate use of visual aids and handouts

11. Insufficient gesture or movement

12. Lacking enthusiasm, conviction or passion

13. Mumbling or not speaking clearly

14. No clear structure

15. Not dealing with the subject

16. Not engaging with the audience; not making eye contact or responding to the mood of the audience

17. Off message

18. Overly defensive or aggressive

19. Overly nervous

20. Patronising the audience

21. Poor opening

22. Reading from a script

23. Speaking for far too long

24. Speaking monotonously

25. Speaking to the screen, the walls, the clock or anything but the audience

26. Taking questions from the audience but not answering them

27. Too fast or too slow

28. Too loud or too quiet

29. Using inappropriate language or humour

30. Using too much jargon or too many abbreviations

31. Weak close

 

 

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