Avoid This One Big Mistake When Making a Public Presentation

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Bullet points are not your friend. Carmine Gallo, a keynote speaker, coach and the author of TALK LIKE TED: The 9 Secrets of The World's Top Minds (St. Martin's Press, March 2014), says to avoid using them when you're giving a presentation if at all possible.

Instead, he recommends taking a page out of astronaut 's playbook. Hadfield gave a well-received talk at the 2014 TED Conference in . His presentation consisted of 35 slides, and not one of them had words.

Gallo says he doesn't advocate you taking Hadfield's approach entirely to heart in a business setting, because text and charts are generally expected in a boardroom, but he says that "a visual/verbal balance" is key. 

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