9 common mistakes in presentation and slides
When you give a presentation, try to avoid the following common mistakes:
- Too much text
The best way to bore your audience. Also, audience will start focusing and reading the text and ignore your talk.
- Read slides
People read text faster than you. Your reading becomes a distraction.
- Small font
The smallest font should be >24 point.
- Too many slides
Keep it 10-20.
- Long presentation
People have hard time to concentrate more than 20min.
- Not explain what x-axis and y-axis are
Even smart audience won’t know what the x- and y-axis stand for in your diagram.
- Not interact with audience
Try to walk around, make eye contact etc
- Not repeat audience’s question before answering it
Unless you are sure everybody heard the question, you should repeat the question first.
- Not say “good question” before answering an audience’s question
The easiest way to make people feel good, why not do it?