How to Switch Your Presentation from Spreadsheets to Storytelling
Don't forget: Your presentation content must connect with the audience
When it came to presentations, Jennie Scheel’s initial strategy wasn’t exactly foolproof. As CFO of Five Nines Technology Group, presenting was a core part of her job description. But …
“My strategy was to get up there, put all my beautiful spreadsheets up there with lots of numbers, talk as fast as I could, smile, then sit down and hope there was no question,” Jennie said.
It won’t shock you to learn that Jennie’s audience didn’t always share her appreciation for a beautiful spreadsheet. And since they weren’t interested in the method of presentation, they often didn’t understand the information being laid out for them, either.
Please select this link to read the complete blog post from Peter Margaritis, the Accidental Accountant, and the presenter at the OSAE Q2 Quarterly Workshop and Luncheon Meeting.