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Sales Presentations: How to Lose Your Audience in 10 Ways

Want your sales presentation to bore at new extremes? Here are 10 of the most unattractive presentation ideas and off-putting ways to pitch your prospects.

  1. Put everything you’ll say on your slides.
  2. Use small font so it all fits.
  3. Read every slide.
  4. Write your data out in bullets.
  5. Show off A LOT of data. Don’t worry about telling a story.
  6. See how long you can talk without stopping.
  7. Never stop for questions.
  8. Focus your presentation on you, not why it matters to the audience.
  9. If online, keep your webcam off.
  10. Lengthen your presentation to an hour, every time.

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About Ashley Speagle

Ashley Speagle is a Florida-born, Georgia-raised communications specialist, couch movie critic, dream interpreter, acrophobic adventure seeker, outdoors enthusiast, and easy-going introvert.

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