You are the presentation, not the deck
Avinash (I'm not going to tag him, he gets enough e-mail notifications every day) posted this today: http://goo.gl/ODCUuV
If you follow me you should know full well who I'm talking about.
He's right, obviously. And that principle goes way beyond (corporate) presentations.
Live concerts are another perfect example. You can buy an album and listen to the songs, knowing perfectly well what to expect. Alone, at home, in the car, wherever.
Or you can attend a live concert. Where an instrument starts improvising and you focus all your attention on it, waiting to guess the next song. But it goes on and on and you're still clueless. Your mind races, as you query your mental song database.
Your query did not return any records.
And then, you put together a string of notes and you're guessing it. And the gal next to you and the guy next to her. And the crowd erupts. The artists mark this moment by adding more to the song. The bass guitar, the drums, the guitars, the dancers, everybody increases the rhythm and the volume.
From then on, bam! It's a chain reaction. It's goosebumps and hearts racing and throats tightening. Pure emotion.
That's what you should achieve when you present. Data, music, theatre, anything. Get people there for the form, not just the content. #tgif #music