The Habit That Really Annoys Audiences: There is a Remarkably Easy Fix
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Presenters 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.
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A Planner's Guide to the Tech and Best Practices For Your Next Presentation