Business Week had an interesting article on their website today, Twitter Changes the Game for Pitching, where they discussed four rules for delivering effective business presentations:
- Think visually
- Cater to “clip culture
- Create Twitter-length headlines
- Practice regularly and incorporate feedback
While I teach business communication to MBA students, it struck me how useful they may be for education, especially for the adult and continuing education I regularly engage in. I am trying to be more visual in my slides, though I rarely (ok, never) embed videos in my work (mental note to self–try Zamzar.com). I do try to use message titles (focused and active titles that seek to engage and capture the main message of the slide) and I use an adapted version of Brookfield’s Critical Incident Questionnaire at the end of my classes for feedback.
I wonder, though, if I ever share and then discuss these concepts with my students to get their thoughts (as well as feedback)? No better time than to try in class tonight!