15 things presenters should (really) stop saying by @matteoc

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Download the slides at this address http://www.lafabbricadellarealta.com/download-shit-presenters-say/ In this Slideshare I've collected the definitive list of presentation worst practices, of PowerPoint no-nos, of public speaking don'ts. I've created a short presentation dedicated to what not to say, by listing the 15 phrases that public speakers should never say. Join me in the fight against these nasty horrible phrases that have become the mantra of bad presentations. If you agree that we should never listen to them again, let me know by sharing this deck on social media.

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say St presenters 15 things presenters should really stop saying

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If I had a nickel for every time Ive heard a presenter say one of those 15 nasty horrible phrases… My name is Matteo I love presentations.

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1 I’M VERY nervous/unprepared

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1 I’M VERY nervous/unprepared Dont begin your presentation by priming your audience on a negative theme. Everyone is nervous on stage and no one needs to know. THIS IS: WHYNING

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2 THE is not working

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2 THE is not working Dont focus your audience on a glitch a problem or a malfunction. Have their attention on you on your content and on your narrative. THIS IS: COMPLAINING

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3 YOU PROBABLY can’t read this

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3 Dont comment on your slides. And never comment negatively on them. Plus: use really big fonts YOU PROBABLY can’t read this THIS IS: COMPLAINING

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4 LET ME read this aloud

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4 LET ME read this aloud You should quote by heart or paraphrase rather than read something aloud. And never turn your back on your audience and look at your slides. THE FLOW YOU ARE BREAKING

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5 IF I COULD NOW HAVE your undivided attention

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5 IF I COULD NOW HAVE your undivided attention We live in the age of distraction. You will never just have the attention of your audience by asking for it you will have to win it with your great presentation. THIS IS: COMPLAINING

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6 I dont have time FOR THIS SLIDE

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6 Youre telling your audience you did not rehearse the timing of your talk. Never have slides in your deck that dont belong in your nal polished and rehearsed talk. ERRORS I dont have time FOR THIS SLIDE THIS IS: HIGHLIGHTING

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7 DO I HAVE any time left

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7 DO I HAVE any time left Your audience is showering you with the gift of their precious time. What makes you think that you can afford to lose count of it PREPARATION THIS IS LACK OF

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8 NO NEED to take notes. ILL SEND YOU THIS PRESENTATION

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8 NO NEED to take notes. ILL SEND YOU THIS PRESENTATION Smart curious interested people take notes. And their visual notes may even look much better than your slides. AUDIENCE YOU ARE INSUL TING

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9 I’M SORRY but I can’t see you FROM HERE

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9 I’M SORRY but I can’t see you FROM HERE Some stages dont allow you to see who is asking questions. Deal with it the grown up way: by shutting up SUPERIORITY YOU ARE SHOWING

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10 FEEL FREE to interrupt me AT ANY TIME

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10 Are you giving a talk or a workshop There is still a difference between the two and there is no such thing as an "interactive presentation". YOU ARE LYING FEEL FREE to interrupt me AT ANY TIME

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11 LET ME SEE if the laser pointer WORKS...

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11 No one will ever see your laser pointer. If you need to highlight some part of your slide bring a better prop. LET ME SEE if the laser pointer WORKS... THIS IS USELESS

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12 Obviously CLEARLY BASICALLY NATURALLY

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12 Adverbs are usually not the best part of writ- ten or spoken language. They can easily be dispensed with without really losing any meaning. THESE ARE FILLERS Obviously CLEARLY BASICALLY NATURALLY

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13 UHM. AH. WELL. you know. like...

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13 UHM. AH. WELL. you know. like... Filler words are a sign of insecurity and while on stage you should appear con dent. Practice more PREPARATION THIS MEANS LACK OF

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14 Concluding... AND NOT DOING IT

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14 If you say the word "concluding" be prepared to wrap up and leave the stage in under 3 minutes. YOU ARE LYING Concluding... AND NOT DOING IT

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15 ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS no. great.

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15 Give your audience some time. Asking questions is hard: warm up your audience give them an early heads up or have an accomplice ask the rst question. YOU ARE IMPOLITE ARE THERE ANY QUESTIONS no. great.

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If I had a nickel for every time Ive heard a presenter say one of those 15 nasty horrible phrases… My name is Matteo I love presentations. Youll also learn how to structure design and deliver an excellent presentation. Im also the author of an awesome course that will teach you how to avoid these nasty mistakes.

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