When giving a group presentation, it is important to make sure that you keep your audience’s attention. After all, the goal is to make sure that they leave with the key points you are trying to present. However, according to researchers the average attention span of an adult is 20 minutes, which is not a lot of time to get your message across. Fortunately, there are ways you can make your presentation more memorable:
- Take turns. During presentations, it seems that there is always one individual who speaks for a majority of the time, relative to his peers. You don’t want to have one person speaking for too long, as it may bore the audience. By having people speak in even amounts of time, you can reset the audience’s time span and the group as a whole will look more knowledgeable.
- 10/20/30 Rule. If you need a basic set-up, try and see if the 10/20/30 rule works: 10 slides, 20 minutes, 30 point font.