11 Deadly Sins of Public Speakers and Presenters (Pt. 2)

Via Superburg

Via Superburg

Perhaps the only thing worse than sitting through a dull, lifeless PowerPoint presentation is being the person at the head of the room delivering that presentation …

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About Rob Biesenbach

Rob Biesenbach is a communications expert, actor, author and public speaker. He is a former VP at Ogilvy PR Worldwide and press secretary to the Ohio Attorney General, among other positions. He is also a Second City trained actor who has appeared in more than 150 stage and commercial productions. He brings these worlds together in his workshops and book, Act Like You Mean Business: Essential Communication Lessons from Stage and Screen, published by Brigantine Media.
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7 Responses to 11 Deadly Sins of Public Speakers and Presenters (Pt. 2)

  1. Rob, loved this series. If I can be so bold as to add #12: Overstaying your welcome (too long). If sat through many presentations where presentation could have been 1/2 as long and conveyed same message. Dave

  2. Yes, David, I agree! I kind of addressed it in #3, Lack of Focus, but it’s always a good idea to make this explicit. Nobody ever left a speech saying, “I wish that had been longer!” And the experts I’ve been following are saying the typical keynote has gone from 60 minutes to 40 minutes and is now lurching toward 20 minutes. I think a lot of this is being driven by TED Talks.

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  5. Great series. I’ll definitely follow you over to your business blog. Thanks for sharing your wisdom.

  6. Thank you, Vicki — I am looking forward to having everything (my website and blog) in one place!

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