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The Art of Presentation Disaster: What NOT to Do

What NOT to do


When gearing up for an important presentation, ensuring its success is crucial. Here's a guide on how NOT to prepare, so you can learn from the mistakes of others:

1. Procrastinate Like a Pro:

   Forget about early preparation. The night before is the perfect time to start. The adrenaline rush will surely boost your creativity, right?

2. Overcomplicate Your Slides:

   More text, more images, more animations! Make sure your audience has to decipher each slide like a cryptic puzzle. Who needs clarity anyway?

3. Neglect Rehearsal:

   Practice is overrated. Walk into the presentation room with the confidence of someone who hasn't even glanced at their notes. What could possibly go wrong?

4. Ignore the Audience:

   Your presentation is all about you. Don't bother understanding your audience or tailoring your content to their interests. Your brilliance should be universally appreciated.

5. Tech Glitches Are Your Friends:

   Rely on technology without a backup plan. Technical difficulties add an element of surprise and excitement. It's like a live-action thriller, but in a auditorium.

6. Dress to Distract:

   Who cares about professionalism? Dress in a way that grabs attention for all the wrong reasons. Loud patterns and mismatched colors are sure to leave a lasting impression.

7. Speak in Jargon:

   Bombard your audience with industry-specific jargon. They'll appreciate your expertise, or they might just wonder if you're speaking the same language.

8. Forget About Body Language:

   Stand still like a statue. Who needs gestures or facial expressions? Your words should be captivating enough without any non-verbal cues.

9. Don't Address Questions:

   If someone dares to ask a question, dodge it skillfully. Pretend you didn't hear, or respond with a vague answer that leaves everyone puzzled.

10. Close Your Presentation Prematurely:

    Conclude your presentation abruptly, leaving your audience hanging. Why bother with a strong closing when you can keep them guessing?

Remember, Success is Overrated!

Follow these steps, and you'll master the art of presenting poorly and your presentations will be absolutely, positively - SWEATY! ———————————————————————————————————————————————————

Pausing is a key component of presenting.

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1 Comment

these definitely will cause you to CRASH

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