Drunk Presenting

by Apr 8, 2021Leadership, Method, Narrative

“Most people use Powerpoint like a drunk uses a lamp post – for support rather than illumination” – David Ogilvy

We see it all the time, and yet we let it happen. Especially if it’s the boss doing it.

But who has time for a reading of the presenter’s teleprompter?

Please spare us the exercise.

Here is a simple rule if you must do a presentation:

  • The more control you have over the delivery of your narrative, the less text you need on your slides.
  • The less control you have over the delivery of your narrative, the more text you need on your slides.

Presenting like a drunk kills (time, conversations, creativity, money, ideas, collaboration, companies, rocket ships, trees, and your career).

Just don’t do it.

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