Avoiding Primary Distractions when using PowerPoint
“Distracted driving” is a scourge on the land. You can’t go more than a week without hearing of someone who’s crashed their car – or just walked into a pole – while texting.
But this article is not about the foibles of distracted driving. It’s about distractions when you’re trying to be a presenter – especially when using PowerPoint or other slide-based visuals.
So here’s the deal. Rule #1* of any presentation is, “people forget details.” Rule #2 is “people remember impressions,” and the corollary to Rule #2 is “distractions are impressions!” So what’s a distraction? It’s ANYTHING that causes a member of your audience to lose focus on what you are …SQUIRREL… saying.