by Tony Vindell/LFN
Making a presentation in front of a crowd of people is something that requires some know-how. However this doesn’t mean it’s insurmountable.
That was the message delivered to attendees during a lunch and learn session held at Our Lady of the Lake University campus in La Feria.
Bruce B. Rosenthal, dean of OLLU School of Business and Leadership, gave a number of points for making presentations based on a number of elements.
He said the key for a good presentation is to have a bold theme.
“Be as simple as possible when telling a story,” Rosenthal said. “Otherwise, you are going to create confusion.”
Using slides and charts is okay but too many of them trying to give too much information is really hard to understand, he said.
Another thing people need to pay close attention to is when using numbers.
A wrong or a missing number at the end of a figure can lead to the wrong information. Be as simple as possible when telling a story.
Rosenthal said a presenter should not question a person making a critique and advises against getting into an argument.
“Remember, it’s your presentation,” he said. “You call the shots.”
The lunch and learn session is part of a series of events OLLU hosts during the year.
The La Feria campus is one of two satellites the San Antonio-based OLLU has in Texas.
OLLU offers bachelors, master and philosophy degrees.