Presentation Fires

Wandering through a London rail terminus bookshop I was visually walloped by a huge planagram for a series of books that herald themselves as ‘brilliant’.

Suspecting coyness not to be an issue, I knowingly thumbed for a few minutes through one called Brilliant Presentation. It’s written by Richard Hall.

His recommended approach was instantly proposed via the mnemonic Fires:

fresh informative relevant enthusiastic story

The link above provides more meat, and although not directly referencing these points, does seem to serve as a neat idea trigger for those new to presenting.

This is one area that usually suffers from overkill. The best advice for anyone preparing a presentation is typically to imagine what you’d do if you only had a single slide – one image, one number, say – and pare it down as much as you can.

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