Presenting when you are not allowed to use a handout
Research has shown that people remember better when they can concentrate on what the speaker is saying and take down key points relevant to their situation instead of madly writing notes of what is being said. The challenge is how to deal with the potential downside of this policy – decisions being made on poorly recalled ideas and facts.
Let me suggest an approach to designing and delivering your presentation that has a high potential to get the key messages remembered and acted upon in this no-handout scenario. It involves planning in a slightly different way and delivering your presentation in a somewhat more direct manner.
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