The golden rule of presentations

2019-10-10

When I was young, I assumed that in order to be taken seriously you had to be precise. The best communication, I thought, was the communication which conveyed the most details.

It took until high school for me to learn that focusing on precision and detail actually makes you super boring, and nobody’s ever going to hear you if they’re bored to tears. Effective communication doesn’t just convey details, it engages the mind of the listener.

To put it another way: There’s no such thing as an effective presentation which has no jokes.