My friend Jim Rait from the UK sent me an email today. I am posting parts of it here because it is thought provoking and it merits some discussions. Here it is:
“Warming to our theme of last week I began to realise we are talking about presentations that inspire the ‘audience’ and make them want to think about, or do, something differently. So perfection depends on the interaction between the presenter and his presentees. So the perfect presentation is a process and an event. It is about pre-preparation the sweat and tears that goes in deciding the theme, the content and the illustrations and then throwing away the excess generated during that process what we might call perfecting presentation. Then comes the standing up, having first worked out what sort of audience it is on that day/hour, what sort of facilities are available (and do they work?). So simultaneously delivering the presentation and interacting with the audience should lead to perfect presenting: but our work is not done… we need to follow up on the feedback and reflect on what went on while we presented.. does it change how we put the slides together and what we put on them… so its back to the ‘drawing board’.”
Anyone wants to add to this? I personally think Jim hits it right on the head.