Presentation & Performance – Less is More

The Less is More principle is not only fit the trend, beauty & fashion subject, but also fit perfectly in presentation and performance of a great speaker. In fact, it is such a valuable principle that you need to use in every aspects of your life as well.

Especially in presentations which use graphics to support ideas, it is best for audience perceptiveness to rely on the wisdom of Less Is More, and its corollary; since it has been used in graphic design in the last hundred years by well known and famous graphic designers – it would also last longer in the audience impression & memory as well.

-Determine priority points – make list on what are the most precious points, reduce some and sort them out in the right order.

-Simplify your language – in your presentation your main goal is to send your ideas or messages to audience, not to impress them with your genius-ness and outstanding knowledge of vocabulary. You can show off your fluency in more personal relation with friends and colleagues.

-Remove clutter — or other additional notes out of your presentation. A cluttered presentation will distract audience ability to focus and understanding your main message. It is OK if you want to decorate it, but please don’t overdo.

-Give more space — to get better feast for your audience’s eyes. More space will give more comfort for the eyes and make it easier for them in capturing the frame and then to lock them up inside their memory.

-Reevaluate – get an objective opinion on your presentation before you deliver it to the real audience. Present it to your friends or families — if they’re impress then it’s a good one. It is better to underestimate audience perception rather then overestimate them. Although your attending audiences are bright scholars, you should not underestimate the chance if they are in low physical condition/ health performance which could lower their perception to your message (researcher in Mayo Clinic reported that even a flu virus such as picornavirus could infect central nerve system, causing mild brain damage, the lost part of long term memory and clinical cognitive memory deficit).

So when you are in doubt, leave the item out.

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