Presentation Mastery

Presentation Mastery: Presentation is everything

By September 20, 2008 No Comments

I’m one of those people who knows exactly what I feel like eating. By breakfast, I know what I want for dinner. But I had just spent 24 hours in New Orleans, eating between presenting. (My client won’t be insulted; they provided the plethora of food.)

So when I was changing flights at the DFW airport, I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to eat. With no particular taste for anything, the only way that I could decide what to choose was to look at the food choices. Amazing what presentation, or lack thereof, can do for a person’s desire.

Which got me thinking about how much a presenter can learn about presenting from food. Here are my take-aways (get it?):

  1. Look clean.
  2. Be easy to access.
  3. Have easily identifiable components.
  4. Use fresh material.
  5. Discard stuff that is outdated.
  6. Don’t complicate it.
  7. Make sure there is good stuff all the way to the end.
  8. Make it appealing.
  9. Do something interesting.
  10. Do something different.

The spinach, feta cheese, beets and green bean salad was a winner.