14th October, 2010 - Posted by janebeard

Imagine you’re giving a presentation with fairly detailed slides, in front of a few hundred high level colleagues, about a complex topic near and dear to your heart…and suddenly, the slide screens and the monitors go dead. Would you call that a disaster? It’s most people’s worst nightmare. And we just saw it happen to […] Read More

We Don’t (Heart) the Laser Pointer

6th October, 2010 - Posted by janebeard

And neither should you. We’ve coached enough scientists and statisticians to know how bereft some speakers are when we take away their laser pointer. They’re bereft, that is, UNTIL they work without it and discover that audiences do not (heart) the laser pointer, either. The arguments FOR the laser are two: – “It lets me […] Read More