Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Brain Thinks Visual

Garr Reynolds published another great post at his blog. This time about

Delivering a presentation in a way
that will ensure internalization
by the receiving brain

Not surprisingly, he created a presentation around the topic. It is based on the book Brain Rules by John Medina, a down to earth brain scientist. Garr’s presentation is embedded below and can be downloaded at SlideShare.

There is just one thing I would like to add. Being visual helps you not only on your presentation. Being visual greatly improves your own ability to internalize what you read (before you can create the presentation).

Do you take advantage of your brains ability to absorb visual information?

Do you make notes that are visual?

Do your presentations include visuals?

Do your colleagues’ presentations include visuals?

Are you able to capture your audience’s attention?

Or does the audience resemble the skeletons on Garr’s presentation?

When was the last time you stayed sharp trough a 131 page presentation? Normally you would be feared of death by bullet points before the presentation even starts and you see the total number of slides – wouldn’t you?