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Presentation Quotations

 
07-11-04
JontyP
 
Presentation Quotations

Here are a few quotes that I have found about presentations

"It takes one hour of preparation for each minute of presentation time."
-- Wayne Burgraff

"A theme is a memory aid, it helps you through the presentation just as it also provides the thread of continuity for your audience."
-- Dave Carey

"There are always three speeches, for every one you actually gave. The one you practiced, the one you gave, and the one you wish you gave."
-- Dale Carnegie

"No one can remember more than three points."
-- Philip Crosby

"The audience only pays attention as long as you know where you are going."
-- Philip Crosby

"Ask yourself, ''If I had only sixty seconds on the stage, what would I absolutely have to say to get my message across."
-- Jeff Dewar

"No one ever complains about a speech being too short!"
-- Ira Hayes

"Humor heals the heckler."
-- Gerald C. Meyers

"Ask a heckler to identify himself and his company. They usually prefer to be anonymous."
-- Judy Moreo

"I use many props. The props act as cue cards reminding me of what to say next."
-- Tom Ogden


"The simplest way to customize is to phone members of the audience in advance and ask them what they expect from your session and why they expect it. Then use their quotes throughout your presentation."
-- Alan Pease

"They expect a professional presentation, so they expect to see a ''professional.'' Dress appropriately for the occasion, but don't be one of the crowd."
-- Wess Roberts


 
18-01-05
Doctor
 
Location: UK
Posts: 485

A very valid quote particularly for all the people we see who leave everything to the last minute is

"If you fail to prepare, you are prepared to fail"


 
24-06-05
Guest
 
Success

Quote:
Originally Posted by Doctor
A very valid quote particularly for all the people we see who leave everything to the last minute is

"If you fail to prepare, you are prepared to fail"

"Success is a journey not a destination"
SHAHLA SALAHUDDIN-PAKISTAN


 
03-08-05
blessd
 
Posts: 3
3 Topics

What is the deal about people only being able to remember 3 topics. I've seen that repeated numerous times on this forum, but never anywhere else. What does that really mean.


 
10-08-05
spook
 
Posts: 2

all these qoutes are real good, but where do you find all of them?


Are they on the e-net, TV, newpapers or in books?

I just like hearing qoutes from people, I really like quotes from people like Confuses.


 
10-08-05
KOGorman
 
Posts: 2

Quote:
Originally Posted by blessd
What is the deal about people only being able to remember 3 topics. I've seen that repeated numerous times on this forum, but never anywhere else. What does that really mean.
The basic idea is that when you are talking to someone or making a presentation you cannot expect the people sitting there to remember more than 3 things in a list. Kind of like when you go to the grocery store for a few things and you get there and can't remember the last item. Or despite how funny a comedian might be for an hour show, you only remember 3 or 4 bits to tell your friends the next day.

The goal here is to avoid swamping your audience with a hundred facts. You won't be able to control which ones they remember. Give them 3 or 4 important ones and they will all go home remembering the same things.


 
30-03-07
AndySBowman
 
Help!!!!

Help im working for young scot and will sooon be doing various workshop presentations and although i know im doing i cant seem to script what im gonna say can you help




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