Wednesday, April 1, 2009

It's about the audience

I love this quote. Every time I give a presentation I hope it's obvious that I feel strongly about my subject. But the most important thing is that the audience takes away something that moves them.

While recently attending a course taught by Garr Reynolds (PresentationZen) and Nancy Duarte (Duarte Design, Slide:ology), Nancy said something that is a great corollary to the Salladay quote. She said, "You can give a great presentation or you can give a presentation that moves the world." Amen sister!

1 comment:

Ric Van Dyke said...

Roger that! There is nothing better for me to see a student do the "Ah-ha!" thing in class. Makes all the airline delays, rental car screw ups, eating bad food, and sleeping poorly in the hotel all worth it...