12 Common Presentation Time Wasters

Maurice DeCastro
2 min readDec 16, 2022

There are a great number of presentation time wasters professionals experience every day.

Sometimes a good way to learn what to do, is to know what not to do first.

We are living in the information age

Most of us are overwhelmed with information every single day. Information has never in history been easier to access; it’s at our fingertips and whether we consent or not, we are often bombarded with it.

Your audience may be happy to recieve more of it but not at any expense.

It has to be rich, relevant, helpful and compelling.

One of the most valuable ways to overcome presentation anxiety it to reframe it as an opportunity rather than a chore. That starts with focusing exclusively on our audience rather than ourselves.

In other words, when we begin to see it as a privilege in the context of being able to help others, everything changes.

We live in a world where most people feel overworked and the last thing they need, is to attend yet another business presentation that offers little value to them.

Here are 12 of the most common presentation time wasters

If you’d like to learn more about presentation time wasters and how to avoid them:

– Book yourself onto a powerful public speaking course.

– Invest in some really good one to one public speaking coaching.

– Get yourself some excellent presentation training

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Maurice DeCastro

Author, speaker, trainer, presenter - former corporate executive passionate about personal leadership, people and results.