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02/11/11
Presentation tips
Filed under: Interviewing, First Year on Job, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 3:40 pm

Learning and applying ideas from Jerry Weissman’s
e-book Presenting to Win has been fun and some
cool tips are worth sharing.

Weissman talks about learning human visual perception
from Arnheim’s “Art and Visual Perception:  A Psychology
of the Creative Eye”
several limitations about normal
human perception.

 - western cultures commonly scan from left to right
thus:  animation of a favorable idea should project
or swipe from left to right
beware: of animation of a favorable idea from right
to left it confuses the reader.  This direction serves
for presenting unfavorable notions.

- expecting too many eye sweeps on slides tires most
in the audience.  An image containing slide offers
eye movement relief.

- bring something “of the moment” to your presentation,
a news article, about the location, comments that you
heard from audience members before the session .

- concentrate on your audience more than your material.
Customize to their needs rather than covering all the
detail on the slides.

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