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Top 5 Mistakes When Using Handouts

Posted by Jeff Hornstein on Jan 24, 2018 11:01:24 AM

Handouts are often a vital part of every face to face presentation, how you deal with them and your clients can be tricky.  The key is to not confuse your clients, instead make it easy for them to know how and when to use these visual aids.

Top 5 Mistakes When Using Handouts

1.  Always give your audience handouts before you present.

2. Only give handouts to the decision makers at the table, not the underlings.

3. Read the content of the handout aloud so everyone can hear it.

4. Do your best to get through the entire handout without pausing, or you may get interrupted.   

5. Surprise your audience and don’t set context, let them wonder what you’ll be presenting.

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