Yours is the fifth presentation in a conference. You have a one hour time slot. By the time your turn comes, things are severely delayed. Just before you go on stage, you are told that you have only 30 minutes. Your presentation is already copied to a common laptop which is on the podium. You have absolutely no chance of editing the presentation on time. You try to speed up the presentation initially, but soon, you will fall back to your regular speed. You are doomed for an imcomplete presentation dilemma.
You are half way through the presentation. The time allotted (which is now 30 minutes) is getting over. The organizers are showing you placards like 5 min, 3 min, 0 min, end now…
At this point you are really in a fix. The audience knows that you are nowhere near the end of the presentation. But you must finish you now. Otherwise some bouncer is going to take you off the stage in few minutes.
You also know that you have not done justice to the incomplete presentation. It is a hopeless situation. But you still want to salvage it in a professional and elegant manner.
How do you do that? .. THAT is the real problem. Read on to find out the solution to this problem.
Continue reading How to finish an incomplete presentation in style
Thanks Anoop Mathur and team for inviting me to speak at the CIO Crown event. I received many requests for the presentations I used during this session. So here they are.
I conducted two sessions. First was an introductory session consisting of practical concepts for effective utilization of these technologies. Then I conducted a survey with the CIOs present at the conference and presented the summary in the second session. I recorded the video only for the second session.
Download Part 1 (500 KB)
Download Part 2 (400 KB)
Download Part 2 Video (84 MB)
Do post your comments or queries here. Enjoy!
One precaution you must take while presenting is to check if the projector lamp is set to maximum brightness. Usually all projectors have two settings: Standard (or Normal) and Eco. The Eco mode shows dimmer image and saves energy. Make sure you set it to Standard mode for audience size of 10 or above.
While conducting a session at Delhi VAT department, I came across a Sony projector which had THREE settings: High, Standard and Low. Factory setting was Normal. I changed it to HIGH and got brilliant display. There were 60+ attendees – so this brightness boost was most useful.
Moral of the story: Reach early and check the lamp mode settings for EVERY projector you come across.
This feature has been there for over 18 years. But only with 2013 version did it become easy enough for everyone to use it. You will need it someday – read this and be prepared.
Continue reading PowerPoint 2013: How to read notes while presenting with Presenter View
Final article in the series.
Here we talk about preparation and failures, interaction, recording, handling objections and feedback.
Estimated reading time 12 min
Continue reading How to deliver high-impact demos – Part 3
Audience loves it when you goof up on stage!
But as a presenter you can use this to your advantage. You fail on stage – intentionally. Here is how you do it!
Continue reading How to fail on stage and use it to your advantage