Join David Diskin for an in-depth discussion in this video Dealing with audience distractions, part of PowerPoint Tips and Tricks for Business Presentations.
Distractions can be a frustrating experience for any presenter, seasoned or not.…Let's talk about how you can deal with 5 of these distractions.…We will start with the sneezer.…People sneeze and cough; it's a fact of life. And as a presenter you have to put…up with all kinds of minor noises and distractions.…The key is to ignore these sneezes and coughs like they never happened.…Don't say bless you or give them any special attention.…Just repeat what you said, and move on.…If you have a habitual sneezer, discreetly offer them a tissue, but if it gets…really bad, remain calm and take a break.…
Just don't make it into a big deal.…The Interrogator--every meeting has one of these.…They ask a lot of questions and many of them wouldn't even be necessary if they…would just pay attention.…The most important thing is to address their question, but what if they keep coming?…Eventually, you're going to have to put a cap on things.…Tell the guest politely that there's a limited amount of time and that you would…
- Adding whitespace
- Applying transitions
- Using photographs, colors, and fonts
- Incorporating diagrams and SmartArt
- Customizing layouts and templates
- Animating bullets, photos, and other objects
- Inserting music and audio
- Utilizing speaker's notes and the Presenter view
- Creating handouts
- Planning the program
- Dealing with distractions
- Setting up and tearing down
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Where can I learn more about communication skills?
A: Discover more on this topic by visiting communication skills on lynda.com.
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