Presentation Tip: Allow Your Audience Time To Read And Think

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A common mistake made by presenters is that they click onto a new slide and keep talking.


They don’t give the audience time – time to look at the slide, time to read it and time to think about how this new information will fit into what’s been said in the presentation so far.


The simple fact of the matter is that if the audience is busy reading your slides then they’re not giving you their full attention and anything you say during this period may not be remembered.


How can we avoid this problem?


Simple. Give them time.


When you change to a new slide, wait, watch until the audience has focused their attention back on you and then continue speaking.