by Scott Stratten, Unmarketing
I’ve done the “speak for free to five people in a room that holds 100″ thing (proof), I’ve been paid keynote fee’s and everything in between, I figured it was time to share what I’ve learned.
2. The power is not the point – slides are there as navigation points, not to be the content
3. If everything you say is on your slides, you’ve rendered yourself useless. Speak, don’t read.
4. There is a high demand for people that can both provide content and deliver it effectively from stage. Some can do one of the two, most don’t do either and a select few do both. Aim to be great.
5. End your presentation early.
6. What new ideas/skills will your audience have when they leave your session? If the only answer is “they’ll know more about me!” You need to start over.
7. Be prepared to present without slides if something goes wrong. And then do it on purpose.
8. Its not about you.
9. No matter how many times you remind people, someone’s cell-phone will go off during your talk. Get over it.
10. Make sure your own cell phone is off before speaking
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