It’s a fine balance between less or more however less is more. It’s so easy to tip the scale and give too much, do too much, care or consume too much.
As a frequent public speaker, I’m always consciousness for my audience. I attempt to strike the right note each time with my objective to deliver just enough information. It’s a difficult equation to solve especially on the fly. Be prepared to make adjustment based on the response of your audience albeit a small team of 10 or a room full with hundreds. Keep an eye on their hands and eyes, figgity movements requires a coarse correction before you loose them.
Your goal is to deliver the right message at a cadence that allows for maximum effect. Over the many years of attending conferences, the Advisory Board speakers are generally the best presenters in style, cadence and delivery however their materials are often too much, too high level and too dense to bring back to your own team for replication. It is important to have the whole package. The message, the cadence, your body language, and most importantly content that your audience can metabolize.
I will be a student for life as my struggle is to find the right cadence and giving too much information.
As a countermeasure, I have shortened my talks to only 30 minutes max focused on a single topic and allowing ample time for Q&A.
Less is More, just ask your audience or a trusted friend!
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