What's Good and what's Bad in presentations

posted on 4/16/2020, in core

In this video, from 2008, Garr Reynolds explains the good and the bad asking the audience their memories about presentations they’ve seen in the past.

The point Garr wanted to highlight was to support his principles about presenting information in public, that were:

  • Simplicity
  • Restraint
  • Naturalness

A lot of interesting insights from the audience, though, asking to (and engaging) them:

What’s bad:

  • clip-arts
  • too much text
  • forced to read slides
  • missed the point
  • unecessary animations
  • bad colors and contrast
  • the presenter faces the screen
  • too much cluttering

What’s good:

  • Engagement
  • Interacting with the audience with questions/answers
  • Storytelling
  • Personality
  • Good pacing, a balance between fast and slow

It’s so great to see how PRESENTA is aligned with those principles and suggestions.