This Element is an excerpt from Presentations in Action (9780132489621) by Jerry Weissman. Available in print and digital formats.
More succinct = more successful! Cut the fat from your presentation, and quickly get to the “Aha” moment!
Your audience doesn’t need every encyclopedic detail. They have neither the time nor the patience--especially in this Twitter-driven world--to listen to long presentations. Keep brevity in mind while you’re developing your presentation. When you’re done, take one more look, and find more to omit. When in doubt, leave it out. Here’s how….