By Day 1 of Week One, your instructor will assign you one of the seven deadly sins of presentations for this discussion. This course is all about data, but if the data is not presented in a meaningful way that catches the eye of the reader, we miss one of the prime goals of data analytics. In David Peoples book, Presentation Plus: David peoples Proven Techniques, the seven deadly sins of presentations are discussed.
- Show an organization chart, tell the history of your department, and apologize in advance.
- Do not explain any reason why the subject has any value to the audience.
- Use a presentation designed for one audience for a different audience.
- Tell the audience more than they want to know.
- Turn the lights out and show slides while reading a script.
- Read verbatim every word on every visual.
- Do not rehearse – play it by ear.