Picture Post: Presentation Reality February 11th, 2013

Vinod Kumar

It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time. – Wayne Burgraff

Preparing for presentations is a tough job. I have done tons of presentations and every presentation doesn’t go as per the plan. We might rehearse, prepare and dry run a million times before we get on the stage. But the reality is, the situation and time we get on stage is completely a different story.

If you are a frequent presenter, you need to think on our feet before we get our chance. A number of times my presentations have been cut to half the time or even lesser by the organizers. It is tough and I thought of sharing what most presenters go through.

Do feel free to check my Presentation Tips that I wrote long time back. It is a long read but worth read if you want to become a regular presenter.

There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave. – Dale Carnegie

If you have tales to share, drop your comments. I am sure you would have also gone through such times in your presentation. Do tell me about your presentation bloopers.

No one ever complains about a speech being too short! – Ira Hayes

Even the best have their bad days :) – Have fun:

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4 Responses to “Picture Post: Presentation Reality”

  1. Phaneendra says:

    Forgot to mention, its an awesome video :)

  2. Phaneendra says:

    Hi Vinod,

    Aptly Portrayed picture. The projector failure is something that often happens inspite of having facilities support etc., It is in deed a challenge to reorganize the presentation based on the situation. Another common obstacle is question by “so called” smart person before you even start the presentation :).

    I did not deliver a presentations in public forums, but luckily whatever the sessions that I took interal to our organization went on with little issues and I could recover on time.

    I have seen your sessions and keep tracking the practices you follow and try to get the gist out of it and use it while I present sessions. Thanks for all your contributions to the community.


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