…And Keep Your Technical Presentations From Suffering From POOH!
Highly specialized technical complex topics are often associated with boring, butt-numbing, brain-draining, hum-drum, buzzkill presentations.
So how do you tackle complicated technical content head on and still deliver an engaging, memorable and bodacious presentation?
How do you move your audience from saying, “I thought that presentation would never end,” to “Booyah! That was totally awesomesauce?”
Most of your technical presentations suffer from POOH!
Too often, and I mean way too often, our technical presentations offer nothing more than POOH! For some reason, we falsely believe that technical presentations don’t have to follow good adult learning strategies. But that’s totally wrong!
“Huh?” you ask. “What are you talking about? What’s POOH?”
POOH offers a great metaphor for technical presenters. It means “Pull Out Of the Hole.” Still don’t get it? Don’t worry, you will after attending this presentation.
Many technical presenters need to pull out of their content hole that they’ve dug for themselves. They are trying to cover too much information.
And the more content they cover, the deeper their audience sinks into their quicksand of forgetfulness. The audience can’t even crawl out of that presentation black hole.
Bring your own personal technical presentation and we’ll work on adapting brain-friendly strategies that helps the content stick in the participants’ minds.
- Identify eight questions that will help you as a presenter get out of the POOH.
- Explore the differences between technical products and technical tasks.
- Apply the POOH metaphor to your own technical presentation and what you need to do to clarify the muddy content.
Created by: Jeff Hurt