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10 Presentation Bad Habits My College Students – And You – Must UN-Learn (Flashback Friday #38)

On Fridays, we dip into the Six Minutes article archive in search of one of the most memorable articles. We’ll dust it off, shine a light on it, and consider it from a new perspective.

Today’s Flashback Article

This week, we’re reaching back to July 2012 to learn 10 bad speaking habits that you must extinguish.

Today’s feature article (actually, an article pair) is from guest author Alex Rister, a dynamic and innovative college professor. (She’s the professor we all wish we had!) She offers timeless advice that is just as relevant for you and me as it is for her college students.

Sadly, I continue to see these bad habits in action when I attend presentations. In the last week alone, I’ve seen presenters read their speech (bad habit #5), use bullet-only slides (#7), start with an apology (#8), and wing it (#10). These habits are not hard to eliminate, and we need to hold ourselves and our fellow speakers accountable. Ditch these bad habits!

Learn from the full articles, and share your insights about tragic presentation habits:


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