Master of tension
The old woman stabs the naked woman. Four times, five times, eight times. Then she disappears as fast as she came. The naked woman slowly sinks to the ground, falls over the edge of the pool. Dead.
Have you ever seen a movie by Sir Alfred Hitchcock? "Psycho", "The Birds" or my declared favorite "The Invisible Third"? Around 50 years ago, these films were shot and yet they have lost nothing of their tension.
97% of all presentations are boring!
What can presenters learn from these films? This question I have pursued looking for more excitement. For participants in German presentations, 97 percent of all presentations can be improved, many of them boring or even soporific.
It can be assumed that attention and ability to concentrate suffers. As a result, the results are worse or simply not achieved. A lot of money is lost. Exciting presentations would ensure much more attention and lasting attention.
The viewer knows more and more!
The "Master of Suspense", as Hitchcock was also called, gladly gave the viewer a knowledge edge over the protagonist. That's what distinguishes a suspense story from a whodunit thriller. Whodunit is the verballhornte word for "Who has done it.", Or: Who is the murderer?
In suspense, this is not always clear from the start, but the hints are different. What is decisive is that the viewer knows more than the hero and he therefore wants to help it.
What is the core statement?
How can you make your presentation more exciting and eye-catching? Think about what your most important statement is. Do not betray them too early, but work with all the information on them. Many unfortunately already reveal what they have to offer.
Instead, start by delivering subtle hints without giving too much away. The decisive factor is that at the end an overall picture results and therewith a solution which the individual parts could not guess. That sounds more complicated than it is.
If, however, you start from the rear, that is, plan the climax first, then a logic for the individual information and the ideal time is obtained.
Then think about how you can still set the wrong track. So how you can make the actual solution rather unlikely. However, not by adding useless information. Hitchcock would never have added a detail that does not serve the story that would have distracted.
What is the advantage of this multi-task? Quite simply, the participants are increasingly tense, which can finally be the solution. And this tension makes for a much higher attention and for more fun. Fun is a learning catalyst, it is easier to remember things that are connected with fun.
In addition, people prefer to listen to what increases your reputation. So, I can promise you it's worth it. Present in the future exciting like Hitchcock!
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