I’ve got a couple presentations coming up in the next several months. I’m interested in how others prepare to give them and what participants find most useful in them.
As a presenter…
How do you start preparing a presentation? Slides first? Storyboard? Pictures? List of points you want to make?
How do you create opportunities for group interaction (if you do)? How do you deal with chirping crickets if a group isn’t particularly lively or ready to interact?
Any tips or techniques that you think work particular well? Anything that you’ve found doesn’t work well?
As a participant…
What do you find particularly compelling in presentations? What turns you off?