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March 14, 2009


Chris Witt


I think most people are like you. (I am.) We just want presenters to talk to us or with us, certainly not at us.

The problem with most slides -- why they're so painful -- is not just that they're confusing, ugly, and boring. It's that they're irrelevant: not relevant to the audience. I can't tell you how many times I've sat through a presentation without ever figuring out how it applies to me or what I care about.

I love your idea of getting the slides in advance and then asking the person to engage you in a conversation.

Wayne Wilson


Thanks for the feedback. What I find amazing is how few people are prepared to engage in that conversation.

The conversation clearly separates those who are in command of their subject, business or department from those who are not.

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