I was part of an afternoon seminar recently where the opening presenter was given 30 minutes for his keynote.This presentation was supposed to engage the post lunch audience and set a positive, upbeat tone for the rest of the afternoon. 60 minutes after starting his 30 minute presentation he wrapped up. Trust me, he did not have 60 minutes worth of focused, relevant material. The presentation strayed off topic at times and included rambling stories that were hard to follow and hard to figure out how they applied to the audience and the topic.
What should have been a dynamic opening that energized the room left the organizers wondering wondering if they could still salvage the rest of the afternoon.
The speaker was a really nice person, but violated key principles of presenting:
Keep on track.
Keep on time.
Keep on topic.
Violating these is disrespectful to the audience, the organizers and any presenters that follow you in an event.
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