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The Habit That Really Annoys Audiences: There is a Remarkably Easy Fix


Annoying Habit - Social Media GraphicPresenters that take too much time, according to a study completed by AMA (the American Management Association) is listed in the top 5 most annoying presenter habits. On the flip side, …speakers that glance at their watch or phone during the presentation quickly lose credibility with the audience.

HB Live Recommends: Speaker Timers

Having a sense of time provided by speaker timers helps presenters speak at a comfortable pace without feeling rushed by an imaginary clock in their head.

Using speaker timers is also a simple and effective tool:

  • That ensures your program stays on schedule.
  • Helps make sure everyone’s time is treated fairly.
  • Spares moderators the need to interrupt.
  • Helps speakers end smoothly.
  • Gives your event an overall professional appearance.

The Tech: Speaker Timers


A speaker timer is an automated timekeeper that controls a remote signal light alerting speakers to the end of an allotted amount of time. 

Benefits & Value the Tech Creates

  • Can be set to count-up or down.
  • Can display and change Green/Yellow/Red indicators depending on presenter needs.
  • Minutes can be added or shaved off the timer during the presentation offering flexibility if your program needs to change.
  • Can be set to a clock - time of day feature.

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