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  1. Well done Philippa. “Show don’t tell” should be tattooed on every presenter’s hand. I have sat through thousands of presentations of bullet-points: if you’re reading them you’re not listening, and if you don’t read them then why have them? Give me pictures and explain them to me!
    Now, when I do presentations, I ask myself “Is every word really necessary and is it adding anything?”.

    • Hi Richard

      Thanks a lot for this helpful idea. It’s exactly what good web copy is about too. Suspect some presenters get confused between ‘denying complexity’ and ‘shaping complexity’. Ruthless editing and focussing content is actually rigorous and demanding.

      Will get down from soap box now before I add anything unnecessary and wish you a good weekend.

  2. Somewhat similar to the advice my old college tutor gave me regarding the way to answer an exam question; 1. Reflect on the question and say what you are going to say, especially by contextualising it. 2. Say it. 3. Summarise, by saying what you have said. It seemed to work for most of us.

    • Thank you Penarth Man. Seems like a perfect formula if the question becomes conference theme.

      May only fair winds blow on your pier this week – and delighted you could pop by.


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