Having sat through many technical presentations Ive seen plenty of instances where the speaker has shared way to much detail in his (or her) presentation. From PowerPoint presentations filled with line of programming code, to diagrams that contained every concievable detail, presenters who didnt know how to (or refused to) credit their audience with the ability to piece some information together they all suffered the same problem: TO MUCH DETAIL!
Audiences hate this – they get restless as presenters fill the air with information they either know or dont need to know.
The time spent in the presentation feels like wasted time to the audience as they recognise that what has been said in twenty minutes should have been covered in five! Take the time to understand your audience and what you need to cover for them to appreciate your presentation and you minimise the risk of a restless audience.
The lesson is keep it as brief as you can and your audience will understand more and thank you.
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