To maintain interest during long presentations, variety is a must!
Studies prove that adult attention spans can be fairly short and presenters
must consider this when planning their presentations. Using the same message
delivery style beyond 1520 minutes may cause your audience to wander mentally.
Plan shifts in delivery mode to avoid audience boredom and discourage "mental
vacations". Intersperse lecture with Q&A sessions, brainstorming discussions,
role-playing, demonstrations, multimedia segments or storytelling. Both you
and the audience will find the variety delightful and participants will thank
you for keeping your presentation delivery effective and interesting.
Gimme a Break!