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?):
- Look clean.
- Be easy to access.
- Have easily identifiable components.
- Use fresh material.
- Discard stuff that is outdated.
- Don’t complicate it.
- Make sure there is good stuff all the way to the end.
- Make it appealing.
- Do something interesting.
- Do something different.
The spinach, feta cheese, beets and green bean salad was a winner.