Pull the audience under its spell
And are a prime example of tension. Presentations, on the other hand, are often boring and boring. More attention would be paid to exciting presentations, I thought, and quickly found the "Master of Suspense" in my search for techniques and tricks: Sir Alfred Hitchcock.
Anyone who understands how to draw his listeners into the spell will have more success. Because the everyday life of many presentations is unfortunately characterized by participants, who are unconcentrated, next to e-mail read or struggle with fatigue. And sometimes lose.
However, if they are not very attentive, the presentation will soon be wasted time, which in addition to that Company very expensive. And who is to blame? Disinterested, stressed participants?
The perpetrator is always the presenter!
No, it is solely the presenter, who is responsible for the attention of the audience and thus for the success of his presentation. Because participants who do not listen, wander off because it is too boring.
One of the causes of boredom is a monotonous presentation. Monotone speech with little mimicry, gestures and eye contact is unfortunately not very rare. The more lively a presenter speaks, the easier it is to follow the audience.
Construction and preparation
The second reason is the composition and preparation of the presentation. Sure, it is a little more work to prepare a presentation professionally. But the usual method fails all too frequently: The file folder opens in PowerPoint, Textcharts with bulletpoints are filled with keywords - or worse with whole sentences.
Then a little is worked on the order, the one or other product photo or pie chart to it and that's it already. In the presentation itself, the text is simply read and a little commented. I call this a lesentation. The effect at the lowest level, the success also.
Exciting as a Hitchcock movie
A presentation could be as exciting as a Hitchcock movie. A dramaturgy that builds a tension curve from the beginning, suspense as that in the technical language is called. Slides, and a language that supports this tension as well as the dialogues, pictures and music in Hitchcock's masterpieces.
And the listeners are already tied up, like the visitors of the cinemas or today the viewers late at night, when old Hitchcock films are repeated.
Anyone can present like Hitchkock!
To use Hitchcock's techniques in presentations, you do not need to be a director or an actor. Anyone can present such as Hitchcock, if he knows the Suspense, Tension or the PlotPoint method.
When he creates head cinema with the language of the pictures and the effects of rhetoric. In three other papers, I will briefly introduce you to these methods.
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